Hot Topic Conferences

2017 VSBA/WVSBA Hot Topic Conference
March 15, 2017
Wytheville Meeting Center

Come hear from Patty Pitts, assistant superintendent of teacher education and licensure for VDOE,  and a panel of superintendents on the critical teacher shortage across the commonwealth. Also on the agenda is Melissa Wolfe, Counsel for McGuireWoods LLP,  with an analysis of reductions in the workforce. Lastly, David Brooks, Deputy Administrator for VACORP, will discuss workers’ compensation and property/casualty claims in Virginia Public Schools and  actions that school management teams can take to reduce accidents and lawsuits.

Thank you to our sponsor, Mountain Valley Transportation.

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For more information, contact Samantha Giles, director of meetings and conferences, at sgiles@vsba.org


2017 VSBA Hot Topic Conference
April 20, 2017
Holiday Inn, Charlottesville

Join us for the 2017 VSBA Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. Members will hear from Phil Gore, Director of Leadership Team Services for the Texas Association of School Boards, on the hot topic issue of how school boards make a difference.Research demonstrates that beliefs and actions of school boards affect student outcomes. Consider how the mindsets and dispositions of board members affect student achievement. Come learn how boards in high achieving districts govern differently than those in lower achieving districts. Participants will also practice board governance skills related to improving student outcomes and develop action plans your board can implement to improve student outcomes in your division.

Thank you to our sponsor, VMDO.

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For more information, contact Samantha Giles, director of meetings and conferences, at sgiles@vsba.org