RECORDED

WEBINARS &
WORKSHOPS

Recorded webinars and workshops offer school board members, administrators and other district employees a convenient option for learning new information and receiving required training.

Registration is as listed for OSSBA members, and non-members pay double the member rate. Each registration is valid for one computer. Multiple people may share a computer to watch, but each school board member who needs board credit must have an individual registration.

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For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Lisa Deaton by email with your name, district, and email address or call 888.528.3571.

Due to scheduled system maintenance, event registration will be unavailable Thursday, June 30th through Friday, July 1st.

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Recorded Webinars and Workshops for Board Members and Administrators

WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
Anatomy of a Meeting

Presented by the OSSBA team

1Open Meeting ActOSSBA’s legal team has board meeting best practices down to a science! The team answers questions and more in this session that dissects all the important aspects of a school board meeting.1$60REGISTER
Executive Session: Keeping it Legal

Presented by: Julie Miller and Ann Caine

1Open Meeting ActExecutive sessions play a critical role in effective board governance when conducted in compliance with state law. Join Julie and Ann as they discuss the legal parameters and best practices for executive sessions.1$60 REGISTER

Public Comment and Open Meetings: A Guide for Board Members and Administrators

Presented by: Julie Miller, Tony Childers

2Open Meeting Act and EthicsDealing with public comments, protestors, and angry patrons requires a clear understanding of the law on free speech. Join us to learn about handling disruptions and emotional pleas while upholding your responsibility to conduct school business during your board meetings.2$100REGISTER

Right to Know: Complying with the Open Records Act

Presented by: Julie Miller and Anne Beck

1Open Meeting ActJoin Anne Beck and Julie Miller for a discussion about maintaining public records, complying with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, and organizing/storing documents effectively.1$60 REGISTER

Sunshine: Understanding the Open Records Act

Presented by: Julie Miller and Kim Bishop

1Open Meeting ActJoin the OSSBA team and Oklahoma Press Association Executive Vice President Mark Thomas for a conversation about what constitutes a public record, how emerging technology affects access to public records, and the important relationship between transparency and community trust.1$60REGISTER
Spring School Law Institute

Presented by: The OSSBA Legal Team

61 Open Meeting Act, 5 EthicsJoin the OSSBA legal team as they review a variety of topics including student dress codes, public comment, FERPA, legislative issues and updates, Title IX and the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. 6$150REGISTER
WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
Extra Credit: Leveraging Newly Approved Tax Credits to Raise Private Funds for Your District and Foundation

Presented by: Joe Siano, Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Tony Childers

1FinanceOklahoma school leaders can increase resources and support for their districts, thanks to the recently amended Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. Join our team as we discuss how districts and local education foundations can leverage millions of dollars in newly available tax credits to increase private donations and make a difference for their students. Learn the steps you need to take to get started and strategies for making the most of this financial opportunity.1FreeREGISTER
Investing in Students and the Future: Effective Capital Improvement Planning for Schools

Presented by: Joe Siano, Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Danny Jardine

2Finance and EthicsJoin us as we discuss best practices for developing and successfully communicating a comprehensive capital investment plan that will garner support from local voters and transform education for your students.2$100REGISTER
Minding the Money: Student Activity Funds Oversight

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Tony Childers

1FinanceWe’ll provide an overview of the law related to activity funds and will discuss the responsibilities placed on board members and school employees in appropriately handling activity fund accounts.1$60REGISTER
OSSBA Town Hall: The FY22 Education Budget and School Finance Legislation1FinanceJoin the OSSBA advocacy team for a review of the FY 22 education budget and school finance-related legislation.1FreeREGISTER
School Finance Basics

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkMinding the budget and ensuring it aligns with the district’s vision and priorities is one of the school board’s most important functions. Join our panel for a back-to-basics review of school funding, including the state aid formula, revenue sources, budgeting, audits and more. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER

Strategic Budgeting

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin us for a conversation about aligning your district’s budget with its vision, the budgeting outlook for the next few years and stimulus funding. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER
Understanding CareerTech Finance

Presented by: Joe Siano, Tony Pivec, Diane Durham
1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA Associate Executive Director Dr. Joe Siano, Indian Capital Technology Center Superintendent Tony Pivec and Autry Technology Center Chief Financial Officer Diane Durham for a review of CareerTech finance basics and budgeting. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER
WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
2022 Legislative Session Review

Presented by Joe Siano and Rooney Virgin

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Associate Executive Director Dr. Joe Siano and Director of Government Affairs Rooney Virgin on June 6 for a review of bills passed during the 2nd Session of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature. This free session will explore bills impacting education, the budget, a quick glance at what didn’t pass and next steps.1FreeREGISTER
ADA Accessibility

Presented by: Brandon Carey

2EthicsDuring this session we will discuss school district obligations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, we will cover the definition of disability under the ADA, the process for providing reasonable accommodations to employees and other issues that may bring the ADA into play.2$100REGISTER
Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities: The Basics

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano, Julie Miller

1EthicsChildren and communities are best served when local school districts have a strong governance team. Join us for a discussion about the proper roles and responsibilities for superintendents and board members and the qualities of an effective governance team.1$60REGISTER
Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities: Beyond the Basics

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano

1EthicsA deeper dig into how boards and superintendents can engage in visionary leadership and work together to ensure student success.1$60 REGISTER
Board President Training “The Art of Being President”

Presented by: Ann Caine and Brandon Carey

4EthicsJoin OSSBA attorney Brandon Carey and Director of Education Leadership Dr. Ann Caine as they provide guidance on the role of the board president. Some of the topics include: What are the duties of the president? Are there additional legal or ethical responsibilities? How can I make our meetings more effective and run smoothly? How to communicate with the public and with the superintendent.4$150REGISTER
Board’s Role in Employment

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Tony Childers

1EthicsEmployment matters can be one of the most challenging areas for school board members to navigate. We’ll cover the legal parameters governing the board member’s role in employment matters, the basics of employee contracts, due process for district employees and more.1$60REGISTER
Communicating in Difficult Situations

Presented by: Joe Siano, Christy Watson, Amber Graham Fitzgerald
1EthicsFrom managing crisis situations to dealing with contrary individuals, join as we discuss how board of education members can navigate the negativity and help propel their districts forward – even when the waters seem the roughest.1$60REGISTER
Goal-Oriented: Delivering on the Promise of Public Education

Presented by: Stephanie Hyder, Guest Panel

1EthicsJoin us for a special conversation with local education leaders who involved their communities in the process of developing a 5-year strategic plan. They’ll share why it’s critical for school board members to engage in goal setting, the results of their planning work and offer advice for their fellow education leaders.1$60REGISTER
Going Digital

Presented by: Julie Miller, Anne Beck

2Ethics Join OSSBA Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Julie Miller and OSSBA Digital Governance Specialist Anne Beck and learn best practices for using convenient online resources to save time, promote transparency and improve the board meeting experience.2$100REGISTER
Goal-Oriented: Delivering on the Promise of Public Education – Part II

Presented by: Stephanie Hyder, Guest Panel

1EthicsThis strategic approach doesn’t happen by accident; it takes planning, dedication and a shared vision for the district’s future. In Part I of this series, school leaders learned from other districts that have successfully charted this course. In this webinar, Part II, you’ll learn how your district can embark on and grow through this important journey.1$60REGISTER

Investing in Students and the Future: Effective Capital Improvement Planning for Schools

Presented by: Joe Siano, Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Danny Jardine

2Finance and EthicsJoin us as we discuss best practices for developing and successfully communicating a comprehensive capital investment plan that will garner support from local voters and transform education for your students.2$100REGISTER
Leading & Learning: Governing through Crisis

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano

1EthicsA conversation about the leader’s role in crisis management.1$60 REGISTER
Legally Speaking: Copyright and Trademark Law for Educators

Presented by: Tony Childers

1EthicsIn the growing world of shared digital content, administrators and teachers need to be knowledgeable of copyright laws and the legal limits of using copyrighted material in an educational setting. Join Tony Childers, OSSBA Staff Attorney, and navigate through the basics of copyright law and discuss practical considerations in legally using or sharing copyrighted material.1$60REGISTER
OSSBA Town Hall: Student Transfers

This is a recording of the 10/12/21 session.

1EthicsImportant changes are coming to the student transfer process. Join members of the OSSBA team for a conversation and a question-and-answer session about actions the school board and administrators must take to implement the changes, the required timelines for implementation and reporting, and OSSBA’s sample student transfer policy.1FreeREGISTER
OSSBA Town Hall: Student Transfers

This is a recording of the 10/13/21 session.

1EthicsImportant changes are coming to the student transfer process. Join members of the OSSBA team for a conversation and a question-and-answer session about actions the school board and administrators must take to implement the changes, the required timelines for implementation and reporting, and OSSBA’s sample student transfer policy.1FreeREGISTER
Partners in Success: Developing a Strong Board/Superintendent Team

Presented by: Joe Siano, Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsWe’ll discuss the keys to building a strong governance team, the importance of the superintendent evaluation, analyze scenarios and provide concrete strategies for improvement. This is a great session for board-superintendent teams to watch together.1$60REGISTER
Personnel Issues Update

Presented by: Kim Bishop

2EthicsIn this workshop, OSSBA Staff Attorney Kim Bishop covers hot topics and news related to workplace and employment law issues. In addition, we will review several federal employment laws, including FMLA, ADA, ADEA, PDA, GINA, FLSA, EPA and USERRA, and discuss what they cover and how they work together – or not.2$100REGISTER
Public Comment and Open Meetings: A Guide for Board Members and Administrators

Presented by: Julie Miller, Tony Childers

2Ethics and Open Meeting ActDealing with public comments, protestors, and angry patrons requires a clear understanding of the law on free speech. Join us to learn about handling disruptions and emotional pleas while upholding your responsibility to conduct school business during your board meetings.2$100REGISTER
Religion and Free Speech in Schools

Presented by: Kim Bishop

2EthicsThe most common religious activities that schools routinely have to deal with include prayer in school, material distribution to students, and requests to advertise on school property. We will review legal and policy considerations regarding religious activities on school premises while balancing and respecting the individual free speech rights of students.2$100REGISTER
Report It: Understanding Student Health and Safety Issues & Reporting Requirements

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Brandon Carey

1EthicsIn this workshop, we will discuss district reporting obligations related to student health and safety, including law enforcement, DHS, Title IX, and health department reporting requirements.1$60REGISTER
Safe Schools: Conducting Legal Student Searches

Presented by: Brandon Carey

2EthicsIn this session we’ll examine the federal and state law that applies to searches of students and discuss practical applications to the school environment. 2$100REGISTER
School Safety: Weapons on Campus

Presented by: Tony Childers and Rooney Virgin

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Staff Attorneys Tony Childers and Rooney Virgin for a legal overview and best practices regarding arming school personnel, open carry, students and weapons, student searches and more.1$60REGISTER
Spring School Law Institute

Presented by: The OSSBA Legal Team

65 Ethics, 1 Open Meeting ActJoin the OSSBA legal team as they review a variety of topics including student dress codes, public comment, FERPA, legislative issues and updates, Title IX and the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. 6$150REGISTER
Student Discipline

Presented by: Rooney Virgin

2EthicsIn this session, we’ll discuss student discipline issues, including alternatives to suspension, manifestation hearings, and bullying investigations as outlined in Oklahoma law. 2$100REGISTER
Student Handbooks

Presented by: Julie Miller

2EthicsJoin OSSBA Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Julie Miller for a workshop addressing what is required to be included in student handbooks. The discussion will provide information on changes made during the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions that should be included in student handbooks.2$100REGISTER

Student Issues: The Board’s Role

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Rooney Virgin, Julie Miller

1EthicsMany areas of board policy have a direct effect on students. This session will look at a myriad of those policies, including those of particular importance during COVID-19 like attendance, dress code, suspensions, extracurricular activities and more.1$60REGISTER
Summer Legal Issues

Presented by: Julie MIller

2EthicsJoin OSSBA Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Julie Miller for an instructive and interactive session including information on summer help, athletic camps, updating policies, open records requests and many other issues affecting schools during the summer.2$100REGISTER
Teamwork: The Superintendent Evaluation

Presented by: Ann Caine and Joe Siano

1EthicsJoin Dr. Ann Caine and a distinguished panel of education leaders as they discuss what school board members need to know about evaluating a superintendent, their experiences with OSSBA’s ongoing superintendent evaluation process and how the process is helping districts build stronger governance teams.1$60REGISTER

The Basics of Conducting a Superintendent Evaluation

Presented by: Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsJoin us for a conversation about the legal and practical aspects of the superintendent evaluation, best practices, common mistakes and the importance of the board-superintendent relationship in the evaluation process.1$60REGISTER
The Board’s Role in Policy

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Julie Miller

1EthicsSetting policy is one of the most important roles of a local school board. We’ll discuss why that role is critical, best practices for creating and updating policies, and discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the school policy landscape.1$60REGISTER
Voices: Equity, Race and Student Achievement 1EthicsJoin the OSSBA team, Oklahoma City Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown and Norman Public Schools Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Stephanie Williams to learn how districts can progress on the important issues of equity, race and student achievement and the critical leadership role of school board members.1FreeREGISTER
Why Failing to Provide Reasonable Assurance May Be Costing Your DIstrict Thousands

Presented by Tony Childers and Kim Bishop

1EthicsJoin OSSBA staff attorneys Tony Childers and Kim Bishop for a how-to session on providing reasonable assurance and how the process can save your district thousands of dollars annually.1$60REGISTER

Recorded Webinars and Workshops for District Employees

WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
Agendas, Minutes and Executive Sessions: What Minutes Clerks Need to Know

Presented by: Julie Miller, Rooney Virgin

NoneNoneThis two-hour session designed for minutes clerks will review the basics of preparing agendas and minutes and will provide an in-depth look at the appropriate and legal use of executive sessions. This session would also be beneficial for new superintendents.2$100REGISTER

Contracts 101 for Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks

Presented by: Tony Childers, Julie Miller
1Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin Tony Childers and Julie Miller for an overview of contract law as it applies to public schools, and what you need to know. This webinar will cover general contracting provisions to look out for, as well as common pitfalls in employment contracts. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER
Employment Services Bootcamp

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Tony Childers, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneOSSBA’s Employment Services team is once again offering an unemployment bootcamp! This training will cover all aspects of the unemployment claims process. We’ll discuss techniques and strategies your district can use to potentially alleviate some of the costs and problems associated with unemployment claims as well as the benefits of OSSBA’s Employment Services program.2Free for Employment Services membersREGISTER
HR Academy Series: All SessionsNoneNoneJoin the OSSBA Employment Services Team and special guests for a four-part virtual academy where we’ll discuss best practices and legal requirements related to personnel management. This academy will benefit administrators, human resource personnel, business managers, payroll staff and other school professionals that deal with personnel issues. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members.4$120REGISTER
HR Academy Series: Managing Employee Leave in the COVID EraNoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series we’ll discuss options for school districts looking for employee friendly leave alternatives now that portions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act have expired. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members. 1$60REGISTER
HR Academy Series: Handling Employee Discipline Issues/Reviewing Criminal History Background ChecksNoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series we’ll discuss employee discipline issues, including steps outlined in Oklahoma law, best practices, employee accountability and criminal background checks. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members. 1$60REGISTER
HR Academy Series: Interview Dos and Don’ts/Interviewing for EquityNoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series the OSSBA team and a panel of special guests will discuss the interview process – from identifying candidates to the interview environment, process and legal landmines. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members.1$60REGISTER
HR Academy Series: Understanding Unemployment: A Mini BootcampNoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series we’ll cover all aspects of the unemployment claims process, including strategies your district can use to potentially alleviate problems associated with unemployment claims, as well as addressing fraudulent filings. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members. 1$60REGISTER
Legally Handling Garnishments

Presented by: Tony Childers, Kim Bishop

NoneNoneJoin OSSBA Staff Attorneys Tony Childers and Kim Bishop for an overview of the law on garnishments and your responsibilities as a district to respond to summons, garnishments and subpoenas. This session is geared toward administrative and payroll staff. 1$60REGISTER

Medicaid Reimbursements for Schools

Presented by: Tony Childers
NoneNoneIn this free session you can learn how your school could be taking advantage of Medicaid reimbursements for eligible students receiving services under an Individualized Education Plan.1FreeREGISTER
Minutes Clerk 101

Presented by: Julie Miller, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneNew to serving as minutes clerk or just want a refresher on the basics? Julie and Brandon discuss the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, the Oklahoma Open Records Act and the duties and responsibilities of the minutes clerk. 2$100REGISTER
New Rules: Changes to Certification, Teacher Status and Other Employment Issues

Presented by: Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneThe fall of 2020 will bring several changes in the area of school personnel. Learn what you need to know now to ensure a smooth transition when employees return in August.1FreeREGISTER
School Finance Basics

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkMinding the budget and ensuring it aligns with the district’s vision and priorities is one of the school board’s most important functions. Join our panel for a back-to-basics review of school funding, including the state aid formula, revenue sources, budgeting, audits and more. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER
School Finance and Ethics for Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Tony Childers and Julie Miller

2Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA legal team members Brandon Carey, Tony Childers and Julie Miller as they address school finance laws and ethics issues. Topics addressed will include an overview of school funds, limitations and flexibility of school activity accounts, and scenarios involving ethical considerations and issues. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.2$100REGISTER

Strategic Budgeting

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin us for a conversation about aligning your district’s budget with its vision, the budgeting outlook for the next few years and stimulus funding. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER

Title IX: Athletics

Presented by: Brandon Carey
NoneNoneOSSBA Staff Attorney Brandon Carey will discuss the major elements of athletic program compliance with Title IX, including accommodating the athletic interests and abilities of the student body, Title IX and money, and how to ensure equivalence in benefits and opportunities (e.g., equipment and supplies, game and practice schedules, facilities, etc.). From his perspective as a former attorney with the Office for Civil Rights, he will also discuss the issues that often lead to OCR complaints and dispel some common myths about Title IX compliance.3$100REGISTER
NEW! Title IX:Sexual Harassment

Presented by: Brandon Carey

NoneNoneThis training will consist of an in-depth discussion of the Title IX process – from the allegation through the appeal process, and will include training on the requirement to avoid prejudgment of the facts, conflicts of interest, and bias. Finally, we lead attendees through a model Title IX scenario and investigation.3$100REGISTER
Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks: The Basics

Presented by: Julie Miller, Tony Childers, Brandon Carey

2Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin us for a discussion of the basic roles and responsibilities of treasurers and encumbrance clerks. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.2$100REGISTER
Understanding CareerTech Finance

Presented by: Joe Siano, Tony Pivec, Diane Durham
1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA Associate Executive Director Dr. Joe Siano, Indian Capital Technology Center Superintendent Tony Pivec and Autry Technology Center Chief Financial Officer Diane Durham for a review of CareerTech finance basics and budgeting. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1$60REGISTER
Voices: Equity, Race and Student Achievement1Treasurer/ Encumbrance Clerk EthicsJoin the OSSBA team, Oklahoma City Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown and Norman Public Schools Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Stephanie Williams to learn how districts can progress on the important issues of equity, race and student achievement and the critical leadership role of school board members. Qualifies for Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerks Certificate.1FreeREGISTER