RECORDED

WEBINARS &
WORKSHOPS

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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

Building Strong Team Cultures: Protecting Student Athletes from Hazing

Presented by: Brandon Carey

NoneNoneJoin OSSBA Staff Attorney Brandon Carey for a discussion about the problem of hazing in middle school and high school athletics. We will review the laws and school policies most often implicated in hazing situations, how to respond when provided notice of alleged hazing, and proactive measures to ensure a safe team environment.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
Library Books & the Process of Addressing a Challenge

Presented by: Tony Childers & Melonie Hau

NoneNoneJoin presenters Tony Childers and Melonie Hau in this interactive workshop as they walk through the process of receiving and responding to challenges to library materials, complying with recent legislation, and ensuring compliance with recent administrative rules related to library materials and reporting.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
Minimizing Risk: Tips for Screening School Employee Candidates

Presented by: Brandon Carey & Amber Graham-Fitzgerald

NoneNoneHiring qualified, student-focused professionals is one of a school administrator’s most important jobs. School leaders must verify the candidate has the skill set needed to effectively perform the work, while also ensuring their involvement in the school would pose no threat to students, other staff members or to the district. Join Brandon Carey, OSSBA Staff Attorney, and Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Director of Member and Community Engagement, as they discuss safeguards districts can put in place to ensure they are making quality and safe hiring decisions.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
Money Talk Tuesday 4-Part Series

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano and Toney Childers

4Finance, Treasurer/Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime, Associate Executive Director Joe Siano and Staff Attorney Tony Childers every for this 4-part series as they provide the key to navigating the world of Oklahoma school finance.4$150REGISTER
Money Talk Tuesday: School Finance Basics

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano and Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/Encumbrance ClerkUnderstanding Oklahoma’s system of public school funding is critical to proper governance. We’ll cover funding sources, how money is apportioned to schools and key legal limitations and flexibilities related to school funding. 1$60REGISTER
Money Talk Tuesday: Activity Funds and Audits

Presented by: Joe Siano and Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/Encumbrance ClerkActivity Funds are a consistent source of questions. Join us as we discuss the basics of activity funds and outline the responsibilities of both the board and administrators in managing these unique funds. 1$60REGISTER
Money Talk Tuesday: Purchase Orders, Encumbrances and Warrants

Presented by: Joe Siano and Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/Encumbrance ClerkThe statutory accounting requirements for public schools can be confusing. In this session, we will focus on how the money from various types of funds can be spent and the process that must be followed before money can be disbursed.  1$60REGISTER
Money Talk Tuesday: School Budgets and the Board’s Role

Presented by: Shawn Hime and Joe Siano

1Finance, Treasurer/Encumbrance ClerkApproving the budget and overseeing district finances are key functions of a school board. We’ll discuss the budget development process as well as the role of board members, administrators and other district finance employees in the process; questions board members should consider during the process; and annual auditing requirements. 1$60REGISTER
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
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Personnel Problems: Managing Employee Discipline and Terminations

Presented by Kim Bishop, Brandon Carey and Amber Graham-Fitzgerald

NoneNoneIn organizations across all industries, leaders have employees who struggle to meet performance expectations or engage in misconduct. Schools are not immune to this issue, and supervisors must know how to address the situation in a timely and appropriate manner. This comprehensive workshop will provide district- and building-level administrators with the knowledge, strategies, and practical skills required to lawfully and ethically navigate the delicate process of disciplining employees and, when necessary, terminating their employment. Topics include: progressive discipline, stand-alone PDPs & employee due process.3$100REGISTER
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

School Records and Legal Issues: Protecting Student and Employee Information

Presented by Kim Bishop, Tony Childers and Melonie Hau

NoneNoneSchool districts are responsible for acquiring and maintaining a large amount of information on both students and employees. There are several state and federal laws and rules regarding the protection of student and employee information and maintenance of school records. Join OSSBA Staff Attorney Kim Bishop for a discussion of the state and federal laws and rules related to student and employee information, including but not limited to the Oklahoma Open Records Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Kim will also review the record-keeping requirements and regulations that govern how and for how long schools must keep student and employee records.2$100REGISTER

Searching Students & What to Do With Items Found

Presented by: Rooney Virgin, Tony Childers

NoneNoneJoin Rooney Virgin in a discussion as to when students or their personal belongings may be searched, by whom they may be searched, and what to do with any items found that should not be at school.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
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Staffing: Issues to Consider When Preparing for Hiring

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneJoin Brandon Carey and Kim Bishop as they discuss legal issues that should be considered as well as practical issues associated with making staffing decisions for the 2024-2025 school year.2$100REGISTER
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The Future is Here: What Education Leaders to Need about AI

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Michael Hanegan

1EthicsArtificial Intelligence is rapidly opening up a new world of possibilities and opportunities for students and educators. Is your district ready to seize the transformative potential of AI? Join OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime and our guest speaker Michael Hanegan us for an engaging conversation about AI and what education leaders need should consider as they seek to empower and equip students and educators for an ever-evolving future.1FreeREGISTER
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Student Handbook Updates

Presented by: Julie Miller, Tony Childers

2EthicsJoin presenter Julie Miller as she walks through changes that should be made to student handbooks based upon the current legislative session and any rules that have been adopted by the State Board of Education that could impact your student handbook.2$100REGISTER

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

Title IX: Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations

Presented by: Brandon Carey

NoneNoneJoin OSSBA Staff Attorney Brandon Carey for a half-day training that will cover investigation procedures and, more importantly, informal resolution training. If the proposed regulations are to be believed, informal resolution will be a major part of sexual harassment investigations going forward. Title IX: Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations is geared toward Title IX coordinators, investigators, and decision makers, and anyone facilitating informal resolutions, and meets the federal Title IX training requirements for those positions.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