OSBA is hosting a series of board candidate workshops to help candidates understand the role of schools boards and the legal aspects of running a campaign.
Pre-Board Candidate Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-noon • free workshop
This free workshop describes the roles and responsibilities of school board service and requirements for running for a seat on a local board of education. This workshop will be led by two veteran OSBA staff members and include time for questions. This session is for people who are thinking about running for their school board and current board of education members appointed to office who must now run for election.
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Board Candidate Workshops
These five sessions, conducted by OSBA experts, will lead candidates through a concise and valuable program to help them better understand the everyday roles and responsibilities of school board members and the legal aspects of being a board member. Topics covered include school board responsibilities and duties; campaign issues, including campaign finance; conflicts of interest; board member ethics; compatibility of public offices and positions; Ohio's Open Meeting Law.
Registrants will receive a Board Candidate Kit, which includes "Candidate: A practical guide to running for school board"; a subscription to the OSBA Journal, the premier bimonthly magazine for school board members; and a subscription to Briefcase, a semimonthly newsletter. Choose the date and location that best fits your schedule; click on the link to learn more and register.
- Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the ESC of Northeast Ohio in Independence • Cost is $50
- Thursday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Southern Ohio ESC in Wilmington • Cost is $50
- Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Wood County ESC in Bowling Green • Cost is $50
- Thursday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Muskingum Valley ESC in Zanesville • Cost is $50
- Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-noon at the OSBA office in Columbus • Cost is $50
Board Candidate Webinar
OSBA will offer a condensed, online version of its Board Candidate Workshop on Monday, Sept. 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. This webinar will provide information school board candidates need to run a successful campaign. The first half hour will focus on board roles and responsibilities and the second half hour will cover campaign finance and legal issues.
Webinar participants will receive a Board Candidate Kit, which includes Candidate: A practical guide to running for school board book; a subscription to the OSBA Journal, the premier bimonthly magazine for school board members; and a subscription to Briefcase, a semimonthly newsletter.
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