Safe Board Meetings – Organizing Effective Online Board Meetings

As schools get ready to resume meetings in person, it is crucial that the districts come up with safety plans to ensure the safety of attendees and the efficiency of the meeting. It is not ideal for an angry parent to disrupt an open board meeting by shouting at administrators or community members. This article explains the steps to create safety plans that will protect school staff, board members as well as students.

Planning a board meeting can be an intensive process. You need to collect and collate the input of the board members, select the date and time that is convenient for everyone, set aside an area, and create an agenda for the meeting that maximizes efficiency and productivity. With the help of digital tools, it’s never been easier to hold safe and efficient online meetings.

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

Keep your meetings focused on agenda items by clearly defining the meeting’s objective. This will help keep your board members focused and avoid the temptation to push irrelevant topics that can take the time of meetings. For instance, instead of pushing discussions on field trip approvals or textbook purchases, shift those topics to the “parking lot” part of the agenda to keep them out of the way prior to moving on to more pressing discussion topics.

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