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CSBA launches webinar series to guide governance teams during COVID-19 pandemic

During this time of uncertainty for school board members, teachers, staff, students and families, CSBA is committed to providing critical updates and tools that help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to offering regular news updates, resources and more on our dedicated coronavirus page, we are also hosting a series of webinars on topics vital to members during the school closures due to COVID-19:

Governance and Guidance in the Age of COVID-19

April 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Examination and interpretation of state and federal guidance related to COVID-19

From new board policies and protocols to extensive state and federal guidance and waivers, governance in K-12 education has taken on a new look in the age of COVID-19. CSBA experts will explain how these changes impact your role and your LEA, as well as what the future may hold. Register here.

Open Board Meetings in a World of School Closures

May 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

How to lawfully and effectively hold virtual school board meetings

The whole new world of virtual board meetings brings important legal, procedural and technological considerations. Find out how your governance team can best prepare for and execute these meetings in a fast-changing education policy environment. Register here.

Going the Distance to Bridge the Digital Divide 

May 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. 
Strategies for implementation and instruction when distance learning is the new normal

The sudden and extended school closures have brought into the spotlight the unequal access to both internet access and devices in student homes. Learn about how LEAs can bridge this digital divide and how they can offer quality remote instruction during this unprecedented period. Register here.

Special Education in Extraordinary Times

May 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Serving students with disabilities during a pandemic

The switch to distance learning delivers a long list of challenges for providing services to students with disabilities. Our experts will explore the important legal, policy and instructional aspects of providing special education services while school sites are physically closed. Register here.

Supporting Student Well-Being from Afar 

May 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Caring for students’ mental and physical health during  school closures

While much of the current focus is on providing students with virtual learning opportunities, it is also important for schools to prioritize and monitor the physical and mental well-being of students. Hear how the present time can be particularly challenging for children lacking their usual contact with caring adults at their schools, and what remote services can be offered. Register here.