2018 - 2019 Board Service Academy
Unless otherwise specified, all workshops take place at the MABE office. Additional workshops will be offered as the need or issue arises.
There is a charge of $75.00 per workshop, payable via the online registration link provided for each workshop.
For more information about Board Development Programs, please contact Molly Young, Director of Board Development.
Relationship between the Superintendent and the Board
January 24, 2019, 9:30-12:30
This session will look at the roles and responsibilities of a Superintendent and a Board and the relationship between the two. Questions such as: how do a superintendent and the school board develop a successful working relationship? And how is that successful relationship maintained? will be discussed to help to foster — and keep — a positive and long-lasting relationship to advance student achievement and school district success.
Open Meetings Act
February 26, 2019 9:30-12:30
June 19, 2019 9:30-12:30
During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Open Meetings Act training requirements for public bodies, including local school boards. 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. MABE’s training will focus its Open Meetings Act training on the unique role of local school board members so that you feel confident in your knowledge of and ability to implement the necessary components of the Open Meetings Act.
Telling Your Story
March 19 2019, 9:30-12:30
Based on the National School Board Association (NSBA) publication, Telling Your Story, A Communications Guide for School Boards, this session will explore ways to counteract the negative messages that are prevalent in the media and communities today. We’ll explore communication and public relations techniques that will enable you to ‘tell your story’ of how your board is making a difference, how your district is improving student achievement, and why public education matters in your community.
Work of the State Board
April 23, 2019 - 8:30-1:00
This session is designed to give board members a greater understanding of the State Board, how it operates, and the kind of decisions it makes. You will observe the State Board of Education in one of its meetings, and then have an opportunity to “debrief” with MABE staff over lunch. This Board Service Academy will be held from 8:30 am-1:00 pm at the MSDE Office in Baltimore. Directions will be sent to participants.
Legislative Policy Implications
May 15, 2019, 9:30-12:30
This session will provide an overview of the 2019 Maryland legislative session, as well as inform and prepare your board and senior staff to undertake legislative requirements that have immediate impact for all Maryland schools.
July 9, 2019, 9:30-12:30
A group is established when individuals come together for a common cause or function. But functional group dynamics don’t happen automatically. It takes all types to make a group. Boards of Education have members from all backgrounds and experiences who come together to advance student achievement and school district success. Learn how to work with different personality types to ensure meeting functionality and goal completion.