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All legal webinars take place at noon on the second Wednesday of each month. You can register via the registration button at right. If you have registered for webinars in the past, use the “Update” button to make new selections. All legal webinars are $25 and worth 2 member recognition points for attending.

April 23, 2014
School Board Organizational Meetings and Roles of Board Officers
Presenter: Bob Butler, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM
School boards are required to hold their organizational meeting on or within 30 days of the 4th Monday in April. This presentation will review requirements for the organizational meeting and the roles and responsibilities of school board officers.

April 24, 2014 nsba webinar
creativity: the good, the bad, and the practical
Presenter:
Dr. James Kaufman

Time: 12-3 PM

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Everyone talks about creativity, but how does that translate into action for K-12 school leaders? Join Dr. James Kauffman, a psychologist known for his research on creativity and Professor at the University of Connecticut as he addresses the basics of what we know about creativity; things like how we define and measure it. His engaging style will help you think about the legitimate costs and positive outcomes associated with creativity and provide practical tips on ways your district can nurture creativity among both students and staff. There will be plenty of time to get answers for your specific questions during this webinar.

Note: This webinar is complimentary for school districts participating in the NSBA National Connection program.

April 30, 2014
Rules of Order for Conducting School Board Meetings
Presenter: Dan Mallin, Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM
In general, school board meetings are more effective when the board members’ attention is focused on the substance of their decisions, rather than on the procedures that are used to navigate the agenda and reach those decisions. A board policy that establishes a core set of “rules of order” for board meetings can provide a useful, mutually-understood framework for conducting board business. The presentation will provide an overview of areas where state law mandates certain procedures for school board meetings, and it will also identify several areas in which school boards have local flexibility. Finally, registered attendees will be invited to submit their own questions about “parliamentary procedure” in advance of the live webinar, and a portion of the presentation time will be reserved for answering those and other common questions.

May 14, 2014
Hiring Teachers
Presenter: Bob Butler, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM
This presentation will inform you about the general hiring process of teachers, including state requirements.  It includes information about the purpose of position descriptions, the posting of vacancy notices, application forms, the interview process, and reference checks. You will also learn about state and federal laws as they relate to employment discrimination.

June 11, 2014
Annual and Special Meetings: Notices, Procedures and Powers
Presenter: Barry Forbes, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM

This presentation will review the notice requirements for annual and special meetings, cover meeting agendas and procedures and discuss the division of powers between the annual meeting and the school board in common school districts.

Legal Webinars – Recorded (for members – please log in to order)
Individual Contracts and the Nonrenewal Process $25.00 Order Webinar Button
The elimination of collective bargaining by Act 10 elevates the importance of individual teacher contracts, which may become similar in content to administrator contracts. This presentation will focus on the process of drafting new contractual provisions to transition from traditional contracts to contracts that meet districts’ needs in the post-collective bargaining world.

This presentation also will review the basics of nonrenewal of teacher contracts under section 118.22 of the Wisconsin Statutes and include guidance on the application of constitutional protections and discrimination laws as well as alternatives to nonrenewal will be discussed.
Public Records $25.00 Order Webinar Button
School districts are required to keep and provide public access to district records. This webinar will identify records covered by the law, review public notice requirements and discuss in detail how records custodians should respond to public records requests.
administrator contracts $25.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation covers all aspects of administrator contracts, including the drafting of contracts, contract term, application of section 118.24 Wis. Stat. to administrator nonrenewals and more. State and federal court decisions on administrator contracts, including the Klaus v. Eau Claire School District case will be covered.
election notices and procedures $25.00 Order Webinar Button
Wisconsin school districts must comply with numerous statutory obligations related to elections, and this presentation will cover key deadlines, required notices, and post-election processes. This webinar will be of particular interest to school district clerks and to superintendents’ administrative assistants (who often assist with election duties).
evaluation policies and procedures $25.00 Order Webinar Button
While many school districts are no longer subject to just cause requirements for teacher nonrenewal, an effective evaluation process is critical to avoiding discrimination complaints and other challenges to teacher nonrenewal. This presentation will review the steps needed to design and implement an effective evaluation system.
PUPIL RECORDS $25.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation covers state and federal laws relating to the maintenance and release of pupil records. The U.S. Department of Education has recently adopted new Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. We will cover the basics of the pupil records law and focus on limitations to the release of pupil records and on recent changes in the law.
extracurricular issues: coaches' pay, assignments, etc. $25.00 Order Webinar Button
Extracurricular assignments compliment the core educational mission, but pose unique issues. This presentation will address the hiring process for coaches, how to pay coaches under the fair labor standards act, who can coach for the district, the role of volunteers, the training for coaches on concussions, and implications under Title IX.
Annual and Special Meetings:
Notices, Procedures and Powerws
$25.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation will review the notice requirements for annual and special meetings, cover meeting agendas and procedures and discuss the division of powers between the annual meeting and the school board in common school districts.
HIRING SUPPORT STAFF/
STATUTORY UPDATE
$25.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation will inform you about the general hiring process of support staff, including state requirements. It includes information about the purpose of position descriptions, the posting of vacancy notices, application forms, the interview process, and reference checks. You will also learn about state and federal laws as they relate to employment discrimination.
Pupil Records $25.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation covers state and federal laws relating to the maintenance and release of pupil records.
ELECTIONS (updated version) $25.00 Order Webinar Button
Wisconsin school districts must comply with numerous statutory obligations related to elections, and this presentation will cover key deadlines, required notices, and post-election processes. This webinar will be of particular interest to school district clerks and to superintendents’ administrative assistants (who often assist with election duties).
Public Participation $25.00 Order Webinar Button
Public comments at meetings can present a difficult balancing act for school boards.
Individual Contracts and the
Renewal Process
$25.00 order
This presentation will review the basics of nonrenewal of teacher contracts under section 118.22 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Rules of Order for Conducting School Board Meetings $25.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation will provide an overview of areas where state law mandates certain procedures for school board meetings.
BoardBook
what is boardbook?
BoardBook is an electronic agenda-preparation tool accessed through your Web browser that streamlines the compiling, distributing, and publishing of agenda packets. Not only does BoardBook reduce the cost and frustration associated with meeting preparation, it also generates an online searchable archive of meeting agendas, documents, and minutes.
Considering paperless options for
your board room?
Achieving a paperless board room has never been easier than with BoardBook and options like the Apple iPad or laptops.

Please join WASB’s free BoardBook webinar series and discover how more than 900 school districts in thirteen states are taking advantage of BoardBook.

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Basic Resources for School Board Members
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WASB Recent 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 Legal Developments Webcast, Sept. 18, 2012
The WASB Recent 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 Legal Developments is designed to provide general information and commentary as a service to members.  It should not be relied upon as legal advice.  If legal advice is required, please contact either the WASB staff counsels at 1-877-705-4422 or the District’s legal counsel.
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Taking Office as a School Board Member View Webinar Button
An Introduction to Wisconsin School Law View Webinar Button
School Law Resources from the WASB View Webinar Button
An Overview of Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law View Webinar Button
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The Public Records Obligations of Individual Board Members View Webinar Button
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