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2020 Spring Workshops

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The WASB 2020 Spring Workshops will be moved to an online format only. There will be no in-person workshops in May. This website will be updated soon with details. WASB staff will be in contact with anyone already registered

Understand Your Legal Roles and Responsibilities and How to Conduct Effective Board Meetings

To be effective, school board members need to understand their governing role, their legal responsibilities and how to plan and conduct effective board meetings.

In this workshop, an experienced WASB school attorney will take a deep dive into the key laws that impact school board service. Participants will learn how the implementation of those laws directly influences effective board governance at the board table and beyond.

The workshops will provide a foundation for new school board members to begin learning their role and serve as a helpful refresher for experienced board members.

Key topics include:

  • What boards do
  • Roles of the board, individual members and administrators
  • How boards exercise their statutory powers and duties
  • How to plan and conduct effective board meetings
  • School board operating principles
  • Open Meetings Law
  • Public Records Law
  • Conflicts of interest

Presenter: WASB Staff Attorney