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Safe Board Meetings – Organizing Effective Online Board Meetings

As schools are preparing for the return of in-person meetings, it’s essential for districts to develop safety plans that ensure the safety of all attendees and the efficacy of the meeting. The worst thing you could have is a furious parent screaming out at school administrators or other members of the community disrupting the board meeting with protests. This article will help you make safety plans for staff members, board members and students.

The process of organizing a board meeting is an intensive process. It is necessary to gather and collate the input of all board members, pick the date and time that is convenient for everyone, reserve an area, and develop an agenda for the meeting that maximizes efficiency and productivity. With the advent of digital tools, it’s never been easier to hold safe and effective online meetings.

Boardable’s online boardroom makes it easy to share presentations, documents and other records with the click of a button. Attendees are able to review and comment on the documents, even if they don’t have internet access. The changes will automatically sync when participants return to the boardroom.

Keep your meetings focused on agenda items by clearly defining your meeting’s goal. This will help your board members remain on track, and will help you avoid the temptation to push irrelevant topics that could eat up valuable meeting time. For instance, instead of pushing discussions on field trip approvals or textbook purchases, shift those items to the “parking lot” part of the agenda to keep them out of the way prior to getting to the more urgent discussions.

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