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NHSBA is pleased to introduce this new service in an effort to provide our members with greater access to NHSBA training events.  As all school boards know, the Right to Know law is a vital component of New Hampshire’s long-standing tradition of encouraging openness and transparency with respect to government proceedings.  Navigating through the various aspects of the Right to Know law is not always easy.  This webinar series is designed to assist school boards as they sort through the complexities of this important aspect of school board governance.
 
Please note the following:

 
  • All webinars listed below will be held at 12:00pm. Each webinar will be conducted live and recorded.
  • Each recorded webinar can be viewed by request. Please email Amanda with your request and she will send you the recording of your choice.
  • Each webinar will last approximately one hour.
  • All webinars are free of charge.
  • Upon registering, NHSBA will send a confirmation email that will include a webinar link and instructions on how to access the webinar.

The Right to Know Law: Non-Public Sessions and Non-Meetings

Online Webinar

Monday, September 24, 2018

This webinar will focus on the provisions of RSA 91-A regarding Non-Public Sessions under 91:A3, and Non-Meetings under 91-A:2, II. The webinar will provide information as to the distinctions between the two, the types of topics appropriate to each, and the myriad of procedural requirements, and suggested practices related to non-public sessions (e.g., content and sealing of minutes, how to enter, how to exit, etc.).

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Board Member Digital Communications and Social Media: Considerations in Light of the Right to Know law and the First Amendment

Online Webinar

Monday, October 22, 2018

This webinar will review some of the legal implications surrounding board member use of social media and digital communications in the light of the First Amendment and the Right to Know law. We will provide information on best practices for matters such as e-mails, social media, and other digital communication tools.

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School Board Advisory and Sub-Committees, and Board Policy Development

Online Webinar

Monday, November 19, 2018

This webinar will provide some recommended best practices and recommendations regarding the formation of school board advisory and sub-committees, and how such committees fall within the meeting and records requirements of the Right to Know law. This webinar will also review some best practices and recommendations for creating a workable, consistent and ongoing system for school boards to engage in comprehensive policy development and review.

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Right to Know Law Introduction

Online Webinar

Monday, March 25, 2019

This webinar is designed for new school board members to provide them a basic introduction to the Right to Know law as well as recommendations to ensure compliance.

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Basics of Collective Bargaining

Online Webinar

Monday, May 20, 2019

For many districts, the costs of salaries and benefits for employees covered under collective bargaining agreements make up the greatest share of school district budgets. Such agreements often contain provisions which can limit employer flexibility, or "management prerogative". More often than not, school boards maintain a defensive or reactive posture when approaching negotiations. This webinar will provide some basic recommendations and considerations to help school boards adequately prepare for their next round of collective bargaining relative to such things as: data compilation, goal setting, bargaining postures, etc.

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