As school districts wrestle with increasing COVID-related absences, it can be difficult to know what types of leave employees can and should use. It’s a struggle to cover costs and classrooms, while also providing flexibility and much-needed support to employees who must quarantine or isolate. The Employment Services Team will discuss options for school districts looking for employee friendly leave alternatives now that portions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act have expired.
Part 1: When employee discipline issues arise, supervisors often have questions and concerns about how to address the situation effectively and without legal consequences. From requiring professional improvement to moving for termination, our Employment Services team will discuss the steps outlined by Oklahoma employment law, as well as best practices for employee accountability.
Part 2: Nothing is more important than providing students with a safe learning environment, and properly screening candidates is a critical step in the hiring process. The Employment Services Team and The Honorable Judge Jeff Virgin, Cleveland County District Judge, will explain how to read and understand criminal history background checks, as well as provide guidance about how screening information can (and cannot!) be used to make staffing decisions for your district.
Special Guest: The Honorable Jeff Virgin, Cleveland County District Judge
Part 1: Interviewing is an effective way to vet potential employees, but certain questions must be off limits. The OSSBA Employment Services team will discuss the legal landmines school administrators should avoid when conducting interviews, as well as provide tips for making interviews a comfortable, more productive experience for all parties involved.
Part 2: A strong interview process can help your district select the best teachers and education professionals for your schools. We’ll be joined by a panel of seasoned school leaders to discuss the art of interviewing, including how to identify candidates who will meet the needs of – and promote equity for – your district’s diverse student learners.
Special Guest: Dr. Jason Perez, Deputy Superintendent/Chief Human Resources Officer for Mid-Del Public Schools and Curtis Layton, Executive Director of Human Resources for Ponca City Public Schools