County boards of education decide appeals in interdistrict transfers, which can significantly impact the lives of students and their families. This session will help board members understand their roles as appellate decision-makers by addressing the common elements of appeal procedures generally and the importance of understanding the standard and scope of review in an appellate process. The session will also address specifically the legal standards for interdistrict transfer appeals, as well as practical considerations and real-life scenarios, so that board members will have a solid understanding of their responsibilities when considering these appeals.
This session will provide training on all aspects of student discipline, including grounds for suspensions and expulsions, other means of correction, investigations, and expulsion hearing procedures.
This session will provide training on all aspects of the Brown Act, which governs open meetings of public educational agencies. This discussion will cover notice and agenda requirements, serial meetings, open and closed sessions, violations and remedies, and the public’s right to participate in the process.
This session will provide new Board Members with current information on some of the most common topics that will likely arise during their terms. We will discuss Board Members’ Roles and Responsibilities/Parliamentary Procedure; Finances & Human Resources; Public Meetings and Public Records; and Conflicts of Interest.