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Thursday, June 7 • 8:30am - 4:00pm
Policy Workshop

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Suggestion: We will have the law, you bring your policies.  Bookmark your policy manual on eBoard on your electronic device of choice and bring it with you to the workshop. Then you and your other board members can access specific policies in your manual as they are discussed by the presenters.

(GVP 4, 5, 6)*

AGENDA (Subject to change)

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
                        Angela Palm, Director of Policy & Legislative Services

8:40 a.m.   A Renewed Focus on School Safety and How Boards Are Responding   
  • Developing a Safety Plan, Policy and Practices and Keeping it Current
  • Arming Staff From Teachers to SROs: Options and Best Practices
  • Training and Notice to the Public: When Is It Critical or When Is It Dangerous?
  • Student Walkouts, Protests and Teachable Moments

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:15 a.m.  The 2018 General Assembly & Other Policy Developments from Washington & the Courts
  • Exactly What Passed in 2018 That Matters to Local Boards?
  • School Climate Protocol, Suspending Five Year Olds, Medical Marijuana, OCR Backs Off and So Much More
  • The Georgia Supreme Court Addresses Immunity and What It Means for Board Policy
  • The Year To Come and How Do You Get Ready?

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:15 p.m.    Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: #MeToo has Changed the School Workplace
  • What Policies Do You Have and What Policies and Practices Do You Need?
  • How Should a Complaint Be Handled and What Is the Role of the Board?
  • What Can Get the School District Sued and How to Avoid It?
  • Who Needs to Be Trained and About What?
2:30 p.m.    Break

2:45 p.m.    The Governance Team: The Critical Relationship Between Board and Superintendent
  • Who Are You Looking For As Your Next Leader: The Steps and Process of an Effective Superintendent Search
  • Maintaining an Effective Governance Team: Protocols, Evaluations and Marriage Counseling
  • The Role of Policy in Defining the Relationship
  • Preparing For a Transition: Contract Language, Succession Planning, Negotiating a Successful Breakup

3:45 p.m.   Question & Answer Session

4:00 p.m.    Adjourn

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Phil Hartley, Esq.

Harben, Hartley & Hawkins
Phillip L. Hartley graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 1976 and then obtained his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Georgia Law School in 1979.  He was a member of the Georgia Law Review, Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa.  After law school, he... Read More →
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Angela Palm

Director of Policy and Legislative Services, Georgia School Boards Association
Angela Palm is Director of Policy and Legislative Services for the Georgia School Boards Association. She leads the team assisting local boards with policy issues, review and development and directs the state and federal advocacy programs. Prior to GSBA, Ms. Palm was executive director... Read More →

Thursday June 7, 2018 8:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Regency Ballroom (2nd Level)