Join policy experts from OSBA and Neola for a foundational overview of the importance of effective policy implementation, best practices for governing through policy and how to evaluate the impact on student success. Learn how to move from a compliance view of policies to a student achievement focus? We will review the top 10 policies that impact student achievement and provide practical next steps for you to evaluate your district's policies and policy process.
This session covers one of the most challenging aspects of serving students with disabilities: behavioral issues in the classroom. We discuss the district’s obligations related to these students, including writing behavioral goals in IEPs, developing effective functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans, and navigating the manifestation determination process when these students face disciplinary removals.
Speakers: Christina Peer, Esq., Weston Hurd LLP, and Jen Gonda, owner/director, Community Behavior Consulting
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.
The basis for all school district operations is the law, implemented through policy. This session will feature an overview of federal and state laws and rules that govern student and public records. You'll learn about necessary policies and procedures for retaining and managing records, discover best practices for responding to public records requests, and leave with resources for later questions
Speaker: Jennifer Hardin, senior deputy director of legal services, OSBA
What do you think of as the ingredients, tools or resources you use to get your work done? Technology, the internet, YouTube? Maybe your resources are less tangible and include things like the sources you tap for emotional and physical energy, wellness or creativity. This session will offer some practical ways to keep all your resources handy and ready to be of service.
We all face challenges and complexity in our relationships, families, professional lives and communities. In order to thrive, innovate, excel and be happy, we must build consistent, solid habits. Learn how to make a difference in every area of your life by resetting your mindset and focusing on simple behaviors that will result in healthy habits.
Speaker: Dr. Kathy McFarland, deputy chief executive, OSBA
Staff on the front lines of any organization often are the first to hear of and get questions about a crisis. With today’s challenging communications atmosphere, it’s important to protect your school’s reputation by being prepared before the phone calls and emails start flooding in. Learn the fundamental best practices of crisis communications; how to manage outrage; and the value of prepared scripts
Speaker Thomas Fladung, managing partner, Hennes Communications
The provision of assistive technology (AT) to students with disabilities who require it to receive a free, appropriate public education has long been a requirement for school districts. However, the events of the past few years and the explosion of remote learning have forever changed the outlook of what AT might look like for schools and students. This session will cover the basic legal requirements related to AT and some of the latest in AT that school districts can implement.
Speaker: William M. Deters, Esq., Ennis Britton LPA
Aaron Rausch, director of budget and school funding with the Ohio Department of Education, discusses school funding in the new biennial budget.
Speakers: Jennifer Hogue, director of legislative services, Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, and Scott Palider, lobbyist, OSBA; Katie Johnson, deputy executive director, Ohio Association of School Business Officials; and Dr. Paul Imhoff, director of governmental relations, Buckeye Association of School Administrators
For public employees, including public school teachers and staffers, social media represents special challenges, special opportunities and special risks. Accessibility, information-sharing and gauging public interest are easier and more convenient than ever before. As are the opportunities to criticize, organize opposition and spread misinformation. And when a crisis hits, it will play out on social media. This Coffee Chat helps participants understand the influence of social media – and how it’s only going to grow. Best practices for public school employees on private social media pages. And how we can all help limit the spread of fake news.
Speaker: Thom Fladung, managing partner, Hennes Communications
Organizational culture is a hot topic. And with employee turnover at a record high and employee morale lower than any team leader wants, it's a topic worth discussing. The problem is everyone's focused on the " what," not the " how." We love talking about "the what" of culture: our core values, our vision statements, our "who we are" pages. Those are exciting conversations to be having, but they don't necessarily get us any closer to actually achieving those things. What we need to be talking about is how we exercise those core values and get to that compelling vision. That's where accelerant culture comes in. This is less about "the what," because you get to design that for your staff and students, and more about "the how," the specific mindsets, behaviors and strategies that are going to get you to your " what." Join us for an exploration of accelerant culture and start creating space for all students and staff to thrive and grow.
Speaker: Daniel Juday, Daniel Juday LLC
This Coffee Chat focuses on Current Electric Market Conditions and Market Trends expected in 2023 and beyond. This info session will assist Treasurers and Superintendents in:
*Navigating Current Electric Markets.
*Forecasting where Electric Markets are headed.
*Identifying Ways You District Can Save Money by Minimizing Costs..
Speaker: Mark R. Frye, President, Palmer Energy
The cost of employee benefits continues to raise. Learn how some districts are using insurance pools to help stabilize processes and expenses.
- Learn about various insurance programs used by Ohio school districts.
- Gain a better understanding of insurance pools.
This webinar discusses the current developments in risk management. In addition, you will hear practical ideas on how district leaders can address these emerging trends and were to go for additional help.
Speakers: Travis Thompson, vice president of risk management, Hylant and Michael Ugljesa, program administrator, Ohio School Plan
The last few years have seen a lot of turmoil, and for some, the challenges our schools have faced seem heavier than ever. And we know that what we think the issue is about, and who we think it's for, dictates how we engage with what's happening. Learn how to engage with real conversation and gain an understanding of what's happening in our schools.
Speaker: Daniel Juday - www.danieljuday.com
SchoolComp is a partnership of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) and Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) to offer a variety of workers' compensation programs to their members. By combining forces, the associations have created a significantly larger program to maximize benefits and options for school districts. SchoolComp is administered by Sedgwick, a solid partner to over 3,100 Ohio public employers with extensive expertise to effectively manage the program.
Speaker: Rejeana Woolum-Napier
This webinar reviews some of the more frequently asked questions on the applicability of Ohio’s ethics laws to coaches. May a coach accept a gift from parents or the booster club for a winning season? May a board member serve as a coach in the district? May a coach offer private lessons to players? Learn more in this informative session!
Speaker: Hollie F. Reedy, Ennis Britton Co. LPA
This webinar reviews the statutes, guidelines and best practices for funding your district’s athletic programs, including managing student activity funds, hosting fundraisers, and collaborating with booster clubs.
Speakers: Peter Zawadski, Weston Hurd
Review the specifics of a school board member's scope of authority, how high-functioning boards of education work together and the details of campaign finance and legal issues. This is a condensed version of the in-person Board Candidate Workshops that are offered in September 2023. Those who purchase the on-demand webinar will receive a Board Candidate Kit, which includes “Candidate: A practical guide to running for school board;” a subscription to the OSBA Journal, the premier bimonthly magazine for school board members; and a subscription to Briefcase, a semimonthly newsletter.