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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 50 minutes in length.

This webinar will provide information school board candidates need to run a successful campaign. The first half hour will focus on board roles and responsibilities and the second half hour will cover campaign finance and legal issues. This is an online condensed version of the Board Candidate Workshops.

Webinar participants will also receive a copy of Candidate: A practical guide to running for school board book as part of the registration fee.

Presenters: Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, and Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA

$50

This webinar is 6 hours and 20 minutes in length.

Experienced OSBA staff will provide direction as you continue your boardmanship journey. Learn about the important aspects of board work, frequently asked legal questions, how board policies help govern your district and how to be an effective legislative and student achievement advocate for your students. Discover the resources OSBA has to help you in your first year, your first term and beyond.

Presenters: Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services; Will Schwartz, deputy director of legislative services; Kyle E. Lathwell, policy consultant; and Van D. Keating, senior staff attorney, OSBA

$100

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 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

This webinar is 45 minutes in length.

Explore educational equity issues through an intersectional lens that considers race, gender and ability status. By focusing on structural racism and implicit bias, we’ll discuss ways to promote positive outcomes and accountability at the district level.

Presenter: Kelly Capatosto, senior data and policy specialist, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University

$50

This webinar is 40 minutes in length.

Sometimes we need to be reminded that it is OK to make ourselves a priority. When we improve ourselves, everyone around us benefits. Learn strategies that can help you be the best version of yourself.

Presenter: Dr. Kathy McFarland, deputy chief executive, OSBA

$50

This webinar is 1 hour and 25 minutes in length.

There have always been students who are considered highly mobile, including those who are homeless and in foster care; children of migrant workers; and students living with someone other than their parents. This session will help schools prepare to deal with enrollment and attendance questions for these students.

Presenter: Hollie F. Reedy, attorney, Ennis Britton Co. LPA

$50

This webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.

Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3313.64 provides: “A child shall be admitted to the schools of the school district in which the child’s parent resides.” Simple. But is it? Who is a student’s “parent”? What if there isn’t a parent in the picture? What about the multiple exceptions in RC 3313.64? In another expanded session, panelists will consider a number of enrollment scenarios and answer your questions.

Presenters: Jacqueline Walsh Brickman, attorney, Pepple & Waggoner Ltd.; Betsy Franklin, EMIS coordinator, Conneaut Area City School District; and Janie Gildersleeve, truant officer/home school coordinator, Ashtabula County ESC Moderator: Jennifer A. Hardin

$50

This webinar is 40 minutes in length.

Learn about best practices related to several key aspects of board committee work and structure, including legal and practical distinctions between board and administrative committees. Topics include the role and structure of board committees, as well as the various types of board committees commonly used in Ohio school districts. Hear examples of typical board committees and get answers to your questions.

Presenter: Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA

$50

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

Have you ever looked in despair at your towering inbox, bulging file cabinets and old data storage systems? School districts create an enormous amount of paper and electronic records but sometimes struggle with managing them. This webinar, loaded with practical tips and easy-to-access resources, will demystify the laws and administrative requirements governing public records requests and retention. It’s scheduled to coincide with your year-end cleanup and specifically designed for district employees whose job duties include maintaining records and responding to records requests.

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

$50

This webinar is 2 hours and 45 minutes in length.

The education and economic landscape of Ohio now is uncertain and continually changing. What does that mean for your school district as you prepare to be on the ballot this November? Join us for an interactive virtual workshop covering not only the basics of school levy campaigns but critical new information in understanding the current and new dynamics of campaigning in the COVID-19 era.

Presenters: Teri Morgan, senior deputy director, board and management services, OSBA; Jerry Rampelt, founder emeritus; Michael Collins, executive director; Ryan Collins, digital media; Andrea Kruse, communications; and Nathan Minerd, business development; Support Ohio Schools Research and Education Foundation

$100

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

This webinar provides both new and experienced board members with the tools they need to understand Robert's Rules of Order and how to use the rules to make their meetings effective and productive.

Presenter: Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA

$50

This webinar is 30 minutes in length.

Part One: Understanding property and income taxation

Presenter: Mike Sobul, senior analytics adviser, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.

$50

This webinar is 30 minutes in length.

Part Two: Tax levies and tax reduction factors

Presenter: Mike Sobul, senior analytics adviser, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.

$50

This webinar is 30 minutes in length.

Part Three: When do we need a levy and what kind

Presenter: Mike Sobul, senior analytics adviser, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.

$50

This webinar is 60 minutes in length.

Schools across the state are using computer software, mobile apps and other web-based tools to foster and enhance the learning process. The use of online technologies can positively transform the educational process but comes with potential risks. Review the legal requirements, best practices and tools districts should employ and consider when evaluating the use of online educational products and services.

Presenter: Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA

$50