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  • 5/16/2023 1:00 PM MDT
  • 5/30/2023 3:00 PM MDT
  • Virtual
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New Trustee Orientation Series

Tuesdays, May 16, 23, and 30, 2023 - 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom

If you can't join us on the dates listed, we're recording and will have video links available!

Session #1 - May 16 – Overview of MTSBA Services and Membership Values – During this session, we will provide newly-elected trustees and others with an overview of all the programs and services offered by MTSBA and the value of membership in MTSBA.

Session #2 - May 23 – Essentials for School Board Trustees – During this session, we will focus on the authority, duties, and, responsibilities of boards of trustees. This will include discussions on.  the limitations of authority of individual trustees, the legal duties of care, loyalty and obedience, ethical responsibilities, and other strategies for effective school board governance.

Session #3 - May 30 – Montana’s Open Meeting Laws – The focus of this session will be on the requirements of the open meeting laws (including notice and minute requirements), the types. of meetings that need to be held in compliance with our open meeting laws, the limited circumstances under which a board can convene in a closed session and helpful tips.   


Disclaimer: Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA) has designed these materials to provide helpful information regarding topics and best practices on issues concerning the administration and governance of Montana K-12 public schools. These materials are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. MTSBA does not intend nor should these materials be construed to constitute the rendering of any legal advice. Should the recipient of these materials desire legal advice on any of the topics or information contained herein, MTSBA recommends that the recipient make a specific request for legal advice.