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December 2020 Stand-Alone Recorded County Board Member Training Modules

As West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA) president I would like to introduce our first series of stand-alone county board of education members training session modules.

The modules address the following content:

The Religious Freedom Bill

The Religious Freedom Bill – 30-minute session would provide board members with an understanding of that the bill does and arm them with a list of “dos” and “don’ts” under the Religious Freedom Bill.  We will discuss the Equal Access Act and its application in a public school setting. Presenter: Howard E. Seufer Jr., Bowles Rice LLP Partner / WVSBA Counsel

Grooming Abuse-Related Provision in West Virginia Code

Grooming Abuse-Related Provision in West Virginia Code –30 minute session devoted to a discussion of recent legislation regarding employee grooming and its effect on employment and licensure.  Presenter – Heather Hutchens, Esq., General Counsel West Virginia Department of Education Legal Services, moderated by Trey Morrone, Bowles Rice LLP Special Counsel  

I want to thank the many persons who made these training modules possible, including Mr. Seufer, Ms. Hutchens, Ms. Cook, Mr. Morrone and Kimberly S. Croyle, Bowles Rice LLP Partner

Once county board members have had the opportunity to participate in completion of these training modules, we will evaluate the format and approach.

Thank you for participating in these training sessions.

Patrick H. “Pat” Murphy (Berkeley), WVSBA President