• Most webinars satisfy one hour of the 8-hour annual board chair/superintendent joint training requirements as stated in 16 V.S.A. § 561(b) provided both parties attend together.​ Those that meet the requirements have a *.
  • Everyone registering to attend any webinar will receive an email following the webinar with a link to the video, handouts and any follow-up materials.

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*Assessing Equity With Data

May 6, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Many school districts identify educational equity as a priority, as seen in their vision statements, mission statements, and/or annual goals. How do we work with administration to ensure implementation, and what can we monitor to track progress? We'll be joined by AOE experts Patrick Halladay, Director of Education Quality and Jess DeCarolis, Director of Student Pathways, who will help identify data sources that can be used to assess districts' current status and those that can aid in monitoring progress in student outcomes.

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*The School Board's Role in

Hiring and Firing Employees

May 24, 2021

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Boards have the statutory authority to hire and fire employees.  This training focuses on the proper board roles and responsibilities in those matters, how to comply with the procedures set forth in Vermont law, while avoiding discrimination and other common law claims, what can be publicly stated by the Board and its members and how to effectively conduct termination proceedings.

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*Legislative Recap

June 3, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Get the inside scoop on the FY 21 Legislative Session from VSBA staff with front row seats to all the action. We'll review new legislation and anticipate what issues may be addressed during next session.

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*Board Chair 101

August 4, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Success of a school board heavily depends on its chair. The chair is responsible for leadership and team dynamics, board operations, and setting the overall direction of the board’s work by running efficient and productive meetings. Whether you’re a current board chair, an aspiring chair for your newly organizing board, or a board member who is about to vote on your chair for the next year, it’s critical to understand the importance and complexity of this crucial role on the board.

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VSBA Resolutions

September 9, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

VSBA Resolutions are proposed by member boards to provide guidance to staff and the VSBA board when they are working in the legislature or developing programs and services for members. Learn about each of the proposed resolutions for consideration for FY 2022 and understand the board's positions to help establish your SU/SD position for voting at the Annual Meeting on November 4, 2021.

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*Budget and Financial Oversight

October 7, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Do you ever wonder where all those numbers come from at budget time and what they truly mean? And what about the regular financial reports at your meetings? Financial oversight of the district is one of the board's most crucial roles, but most board members aren't financial experts. Here's your opportunity to learn how to read and interpret financial statements and prepare for budget season.

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*Successful Communication Strategies

December 2, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you or your board struggle with making sure your communities understand the board’s role and positions, this webinar is for you! We’ll discuss the how, when, where and why of effective public facing communication. We’ll also explore best practices of board member communication with the public, and the impact of Open Meeting Law on board communication.

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