December 17, 2017

Archives for August 2017

Open Meetings Training Required

New Open Meeting Requirements & Training Impacting Local Boards

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the new Open Meetings Act training requirements for public bodies (HB 880 of 2017 / SB 450 of 2017). Public bodies, including local school boards, must comply with the new requirements by October 1, 2017.

As part of these new requirements, at least one member of each local Board of Education must be designated to take a training class on the Open Meetings Act. The designated local board member has 90 days after the designation to take the class.

MABE is now a designated provider of this course and will offer two immediate opportunities for training:

1. September 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – MABE office – Online Registration

2. November 3, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – MABE office – Online Registration