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NHSBA is pleased to introduce this new service in an effort to provide our members with greater access to NHSBA training events.  As all school boards know, the Right to Know law is a vital component of New Hampshire’s long-standing tradition of encouraging openness and transparency with respect to government proceedings.  Navigating through the various aspects of the Right to Know law is not always easy.  This webinar series is designed to assist school boards as they sort through the complexities of this important aspect of school board governance.
 
Please note the following:

 
  • All webinars listed below will be held twice – at 12:00pm and again at 5:30pm on the day listed.  Each webinar will be conducted live.  The Registration page will indicate this.
  • Each webinar will last approximately one hour.
  •  The registration fee for each webinar is $10.00.
  • Upon registering, NHSBA will send a confirmation email that will include a webinar link and instructions on how to access the webinar.

Developments in the Right to Know Law

Online Webinar

Thursday, September 14, 2017

This webinar will address recent legislative changes and court cases relating to the Right to Know law.

Please click here to register. 

Non-public Sessions

Online Webinar

Thursday, September 28, 2017

This webinar will review of RSA 91-A:3 and case law affecting non-public sessions.  A step-by-step process and sample non-public session motions will be discussed.

Please click here to register. 

What You've Always Wanted to Ask About the Right to Know Law

Online Webinar

Monday, October 16, 2017

This webinar will be an unfiltered Q&A with NHSBA attorneys about all aspects of the Right to Know law.

Please click here to register. 

Meeting Procedures and Public Comments

Online Webinar

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Public comments are an inherent part of any public meeting.  However, school boards need to set reasonable guidelines for managing this portion of the meeting.  This webinar will review federal and NH case law on the right to speak at public meetings and will provide tips and techniques for managing the public comment period.

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Responding to Right to Know Law Records Requests

Online Webinar

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The duty to make certain government records public and available for inspect is of utmost importance under the Right to Know law.  This webinar will sort through which records need to be disclosed immediately, which records need to be review and redaction by legal counsel before disclosure, and the legal requirements of providing electronic or paper delivery for copies.

Please click here to register. 

Use of E-Mail by Boards; Electronic Participation at Meetings

Online Webinar

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In today’s digital society, it’s quick and easy to communicate with your fellow board members via e-mail.  However, there may Right to Know law pitfalls that come with using e-mail communicate with the Board.  This webinar will address those concerns. We will also discuss how and when a Board member can participate in a meeting via electronic means.
 
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Right to Know Law Overview for New School Board Members

Online Webinar

Thursday, April 12, 2018

This webinar is geared for new school board members and will cover basic aspects of the Right to Know law, including the definition of a “meeting”, when can a school board enter non-public session, and when does e-mail use create a meeting or create a public record?
 
Please click here to register.
 

Litigation & Consequences - What Happens if Our Board Gets Sued?

Online Webinar

Tuesday, April 26, 2018

This webinar will review pertinent statute and case law that address what happens if a school board has a Right to Know law petition filed against it.  This webinar will address steps in typical Right to Know law litigation and what the Court can or may order as a remedy.
 
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Right to Know Law Overview for New School Board Members

Online Webinar

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
 
This webinar will repeat the topics discussed during the April 12th webinar. This webinar is geared for new school board members and will cover basic aspects of the Right to Know law, including the definition of a “meeting”, when can a school board enter non-public session, and when does e-mail use create a meeting or create a public record?
 
Please click here to register. 

Public Notice & Minutes

Online Webinar

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NHSBA receives many inquiries about what sufficient meeting notice entails and is required to be in legally sufficient minutes.  This webinar will address both those topics.  We will also discuss the Board’s obligation with “draft” minutes and the sealing and un-sealing non-public session minutes.
 
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