Event Profile

Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members 2023-2025

This four-hour professional development leadership course fulfills the training requirement contained in the school code.

Learning Objectives

This course provides an introduction to the topics covered. 

  1. Trauma-Informed Practices. This covers trauma-informed practices for students and staff with information that is relevant to and within the scope of the duties of a school board member.
  2. Education law. This is a broad area of the law. In fact, school lawyers often feel like general practitioners as they handle many areas of law but for only one type of client.
  3. Labor law. This covers personnel law, professional employees, administrators, education reform, collective bargaining, and more.
  4. Financial oversight and accountability. This covers budget, revenue sources, expenditures, and more.
  5. Fiduciary responsibility. This covers the individual responsibilities of a board member to his or her district, including conflict of interest and acting as a trustee.

Also covered in this course is PERA training, required for board members prior to voting on a dismissal based on an “optional alternative evaluation dismissal process for PERA evaluations.”

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be prompted to print course certificate. The certificate should be signed and submitted to the school district in order to verify compliance with the statutory training requirement.

Every new school board member elected or appointed MUST complete this training within the first year of the first term.

Successful completion of this course will count toward five Board Leader Recognition Points.

Member Price $100

Non-member Price $200