• Webinars marked with an * 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.​
  • 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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*Budget and Financial Oversight:

Reading Financial Statements

Featuring Susan Holson, VSBA Director of Education Services

December 5, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

There are many crucial functions of school boards, including financial oversight of the district. 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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*The Annual Snapshot v. 3

January 9, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Featuring Patrick Halladay, Director of the Education Quality Division at the Agency of Education

and Susan Holson, VSBA Director of Education Services

 

This webinar picks up where the July 8, 2019 program ended. The Agency of Education launched the Annual Snapshot on June 26, 2019, incorporating only district test scores from all Vermont school districts. The third version - enhanced by more data points was launched in December, 2019. Patrick Halladay, from the Agency of Education, who presented the tool to VSBA members in July, returns to share more insights about the data and how school boards can use it effectively in your districts.

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*Negotiations...

After Statewide Healthcare Bargaining:

What Local Negotiators Need to Know

February 6, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Featuring attorneys from McNeil Leddy & Sheahan

Act 11 fundamentally altered the scope of bargaining for local negotiations by eliminating school employee health benefits and mandating a statewide benefit.  This workshop is designed to provide information on the statewide health care benefit imposed by the arbitrator and its implications for local district negotiations.  Topics covered include: a detailed explanation of the new health care benefit, including an overview of its fiscal and operational impacts; total compensation bargaining strategies; cash-in-lieu; grievance processes; and helpful tips for school board negotiators.

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*Community Engagement

March 5, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Explore strategies for effectively involving your community in creating a vision statement and setting strategic goals that capture stakeholders' values.

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Welcome New School Board Members

April 2, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Calling all new board members! VSBA is here to support you as you learn about your work, the critical role of the board, and the tools available to you for professional development in your new position.

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*Open Meeting Law and Executive Session

May 7, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Meeting Law and Executive Session parameters often present challenges for school boards. Make sure you're up to date on the latest laws and fine-tune your knowledge about executive session do's and don'ts.

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*Weighting Study Impact

June 4, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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*Effective Meetings

August 6, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Effective meetings allow school boards to maintain focus on the work of setting goals and monitoring performance. We'll highlight some best practices for assuring meetings are efficient and productive, including a review of parliamentary procedure (Robert's Rules). We'll also explore the role and rules of board committees. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences of strategies for successful meetings.

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Vermont School Boards Association

2 Prospect Street, Suite 4

Montpelier, VT 05602

Phone: 800-244-8722   Fax: 802-223-0098

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