Hey - do you know of someone who is running for the office of school board member in Ohio this November? If so, please remind them that the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) is sponsoring workshops across the state during September.
According to the OSBA, attendees will learn:
-> school board powers and duties
-> the most difficult things to learn about being a school board member
-> campaign issues, including campaign finance
Board member ethics and behavior
-> conflicts of interest
-> compatibility of public offices and positions
-> locally developed policies
-> Ohio's Open Meeting Law
And a Question and Answer session will be held.
There will be workshops in six locations throughout the state, as follows:
Sept.11 - New Philadelphia, Hampton Inn
Sept. 12 - Columbus, OSBA office
Sept. 14 - Findlay, Findlay Inn & Conference Center
Sept. 15 - Ohio University Inn, Athens
Sept. 21 - NEOUCOM, Rootstown
Sept. 21 - Roberts Conference Centre, Wilmington
The cost for the workshop is $75, and you must make a reservation. All sessions (except Sept. 12) run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Sept. 12 session runs from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Registrants for the workshop will receive a Board Candidate Kit, which contains a lot of useful material.
Encourage those you know to attend one of these sessions!