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This webinar is 39 minutes in length.

New research indicates that our commonly held perspectives and typical messaging about family engagement actually hinder our efforts. Review new research on how parents, teachers and community members perceive family engagement differently, why that matters and what we have learned about effectively framing family engagement.

Presenter: Kim Miller-Smith, senior student achievement consultant, OSBA

$50

This webinar is 55 minutes in length.

Learn how to establish a comprehensive mental health program that includes students, staff, parents and the community in a systemwide approach to best meet the daily needs for an emotionally safe culture and environment to optimize learning. Milford EV shares its approach using effective and seamless processes for screening services, staffing and funding.

Presenters: Jennie Berkley, assistant superintendent of human resources and student services, and Will Cates, mental health coordinator, Milford EV

$50

This webinar is 28 minutes in length

This webinar covers how to use the latest test results as a benchmark for your district. Learn what the current academic achievement data reveals and how to use that information to move your district forward.

Presenters: Mike Sobol, senior analytics advisor, and Ernie Strawser, senior vice president, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.

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This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

What do the current economic conditions mean for district finances? Discuss how to plan and structure your district’s decision-making using data to avoid uninformed choices.

Presenters: Ernie Strawser, senior vice president, and Michael Sobul, senior analytics advisor, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.

$50

This webinar is 30 minutes in length.

You’re preparing for a school year unlike any we have experienced. Make sure your communications are up to the challenge and your most important stakeholders — teachers, staff, students and parents — walk away from your messages with the same takeaway: This is the school where I want to be because this is a school that knows what it’s doing.

Presenter: Thomas J. Fladung, managing partner, Hennes Communications

$50

This webinar is 1:07 minutes in length

Ohio law establishes a process that state public entities, such as schools, must utilize to conduct negotiations with their employee unions. However, there is much more to understand than just the short-term tactics of bargaining. Take a high-level view of the “why” around the collective bargaining process and the need for school district alignment going into that process.

Presenters: Megan E. Greulich, Esq. and Eric J. Johnson, Esq.,Walter Haverfield, LLP

$50

This webinar is 80 minutes in length.

This session will delve into related services, covering the ins and outs of occupational, physical and speech-language therapies; assistive technology; health services; transportation; consultative services; and parent training. It will discuss drafting IEP goals for related services and whether the delivery of related services will change after the last two school years.

Presenters: Jacqueline Walsh Brickman, Esq., and Taryn Weiss Derin, Esq., Pepple & Waggoner Ltd.

$50

This webinar is 61 minutes in length

Athletic booster groups play an important role in school sports, but they also can inadvertently create legal issues for the school district. This session will examine the interplay between boosters, gifts and ethics and how schools can successfully avoid conflicts that frequently develop.

Presenters: Robert McBride, Esq. and Kyle Wheeler, Esq., Ennis Britton Co. LPA

$50

This webinar is 57 minutes in length

The COVID-19 pandemic was especially eye-opening for school and district administrators. We were unprepared for the gravity of the situation and the unknowns in educating and supporting our students through virtual learning and the myriad online hazards that could impact students. Understanding behavior trends was and will continue to be challenging but vital to students’ health. In this session, we will discuss key items for supporting our students, the importance of having our education framework in place and how having key community support helped overcome obstacles. We will explore what we learned, what we can do better and what still is to be determined.

Presenters: Tom Strasburger, vice president, strategic alliances, PublicSchoolWORKS, and Richard Baird, superintendent, North Union Local (Union)

$50

This webinar is 50 minutes in length.

Do you need to worry about overtime for coaches, and where is the legal and ethical line for a coach’s interactions with students? This session will cover the difference between pupil activity permits and supplemental contracts as well as renewing and nonrenewing contracts and performing evaluations.

Presenter: David J. Lampe, Esq., Bricker & Eckler LLP

$50

This webinar is 50 minutes in length.

Collective bargaining often creates tense situations between school district management and employee unions. Unfortunately, when a crisis arises, boards often struggle with what, when and how to communicate with parents and the public. This session will explore how school boards can best communicate during crisis situations.

Presenter: Thomas Fladung, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications

$50

This webinar is 48 minutes in length.

In 2020, Real Choice Ohio created the Confronting EdChoice Voucher Project, which focuses on the retention and return of students in Ohio’s over-reaching voucher system. This session will provide tools and review techniques on how to best communicate with parents and students.

Presenters: Scott DiMauro, president, and Steve Dyer, director of government relations, communications and marketing, Ohio Education Association; Chris Varwig, board president, Toledo City; Bill Phillis, executive director, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding and Dennis Willard, president, Precision New Media

$50

This webinar is 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.

Sexual harassment creates an intolerable environment for employees and exposes employers to liability and negative public perception. This webinar, which is geared toward school district superintendents and other administrators, will discuss creating and maintaining a culture that promotes respect and lawful behavior and encourages compliance and anti-retaliation in your schools and among your employees.

Presenter: Jennifer A. Hardin, deputy director of legal services, OSBA

$100

This webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.

Crowdfunding refers to online fundraisers that help teachers and schools solicit donations of money and supplies to enhance classrooms and enrich the education of their students. Crowdfunding can be tremendously beneficial but also can pose some risks. Join OSBA, DonorsChoose.org and an Ohio school district for an in-depth look at the Ohio auditor of state office's recent guidance and OSBA's model policy on crowdfunding; suggestions for best practices and practical tips; and a review of the DonorsChoose.org platform as a district-focused option that has helped 80% of the nation’s public schools secure more than $725 million in resources to date.

Presenters: Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, and Kyle E. Lathwell, policy consultant, OSBA; Kirk Smiley, principal director for advocacy and public partnerships, DonorsChoose.org; and Dr. Roseann Canfora, chief communications officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

$75

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

Making sure your district is compliant in all areas of federal compliance is not only a good idea, but it can also win awards. This interactive session will ask questions to gauge your understanding as well as your district’s measurable steps to ensure student privacy.

Presenter: Erin Wessendorf-Wortman, Esq., Ennis Britton Co., LPA

$50

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

Not only has remote created issues in learning but discipline has become even harder. If a child has a BB gun in the background while on camera, does this create a discipline issue? This session will walk you through the many issues remote learning can test as well as employee discipline.

Presenter: Christian Williams, Esq., Pepple & Waggoner, Ltd.

$50

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

Schools are overwhelmed with remote learning and COVID-19 issues, but best practices should be installed to ensure data destruction, privacy policies and the like are not neglected during these times of turmoil. This session also will highlight cases that have guided these best practices.

Presenter: Julia A. Bauer, Esq., Scott Scriven LLP

$50

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

This session will not only go through the best and worst apps but also focus on why the apps are the best and worst. In addition, we will focus on contract terms of service and compliance issues.

Presenters: Christine T. Cossler, Esq., and Christina H. Peer, Esq., Walter Haverfield LLP

$50

This webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.

District employees frequently are presented with divorce decrees, court orders and other custody documents when students are enrolled. In this expanded session, learn how to review and understand court documents and determine when you need to ask more questions or seek legal guidance.

Presenter: Lisa H. Woloszynek, attorney, Walter Haverfield LLP

$50

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

This session will provide an overview of the legal implications and best practices for school districts that are affected by tax abatements, tax increment financing (TIFs) and other business incentive measures that can drain district resources.

Presenters: Bob Lamb, economic development director, Delaware County Board of Commissioners; and Robert F. McCarthy, Esq., Bricker & Eckler LLP

$50