Open Government Training for School Directors
All school directors must complete training on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Public Records Act (PRA) and records retention within 90 days of taking the oath of office following appointment or election.
In-person training sessions are offered in various parts of the state. These sessions generally last about 90 minutes and cover all of the necessary training under the law. The Washington Attorney General’s Office has online training available. WSSDA also holds a qualifying training session during its Annual Conference each November, following the New Board Boot Camp early bird workshop.
From the Attorney General’s Office:
- Training Opportunities
In-person opportunities are found in a link on the right-hand side of the page. Scroll to the bottom of the page for online training resources. The top of portion of the page provides basic answers to common questions and background information on the law.
- ESEA 5964
- Certificate of Training (Word doc)
For more information, contact Colleen Miller, Director of Leadership Development Services.