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When and Where
  • 6/9/2023 8:30 AM MDT
  • 6/9/2023 4:00 PM MDT
  • MTSBA Headquarters or Virtually
  • Helena
  • Montana

2023 MTSBA School Board Leadership Symposium Agenda

Friday, June 9 – Helena/Virtual


8:30 – 9:00 am   Registration


9:00 – 10:15 am Trustee and Board duties and responsibilities: During this session, the MTSBA legal staff will discuss legal duties and other strategies for effective school board governance.  


10:15 – 10:30 am Mid-morning break


10:30 – 11:45 am Creating Trust and Transparency in District Operations: During this session, the MTSBA Legal Team will facilitate an interactive session on Montana’s Open Meeting laws by giving the audience scenarios which we routinely encounter and engaging in a discussion about the applicable laws.


Lunch 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 1:50 pm The ABCs of CBAs: During this session, MTSBA labor staff will provide an overview of Montana’s Collective Bargaining Act and strategies for bargaining to enhance student success. 


1:50 – 2:40 pm MTSBA Model Policy Updates:  You don’t want to miss this session -- we will discuss the policy updates needed as a result of the 2023 Legislative Session. 


2:40 – 3:30 pm  Managing the District’s Legal Risks: During this session, the MTSBA Legal Team will facilitate an interactive discussion on areas where our public schools are most at risk. 


3:30 – 4:00 pm  Q&A. If you have questions on any of the topics discussed during the day or others, the MTSBA staff will be available to answer your inquiries. 

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.