Refresher Training

New Law Increases Board Member Training

Requirements and MSBA Has You Covered!

State law now requires all school board members to not only receive training the first year of service, but also one hour of “refresher” training for every subsequent year of board service.  The training must include concepts covered in the initial training plus the prevention of sexual abuse of children.

The “refresher” training must be provided by “a statewide association organized for the benefit of members of boards of education or be approved by the state board of education.”  MSBA is the only association that was founded by school board members for school board members and has provided quality board training for decades.

Refresher Training FAQs

Two Ways to Comply

Three-Hour “Refresher” Training – The Board’s Role in Preventing Student Sexual Abuse

This training will satisfy the requirement for three years if the board member has no break in service.

This session will discuss sexual misconduct in the school environment based on research conducted by MSBA Center for Education Safety; identify common grooming behaviors and patterns of abuse; and highlight sample policies and good board practices to prevent abuse of students and appropriately address misconduct.  Interactive activities using real scenarios will be included.

A minimum number of participants is required at each location. No onsite registration.  No refunds less than one week prior to training.
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  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:45 pm Virtual Training using Zoom – $50 per person; device with camera required.

Additional opportunities may be added throughout the year based on need.

One Hour Online Refresher Training: Protecting Students from Sexual Misconduct

This module addresses the frequency of sexual misconduct in schools; signs of sexual grooming; requirements for reporting suspected abuse; and suggestions for what school boards can do to protect students.

This free training will satisfy the requirement for one year.  If you completed this training between September 2019 and now, you will not need Refresher training until the term year April 2021 to March 2022.  New content will be available April 2021.

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Refresher Training FAQs

Board secretaries and superintendents can check the Refresher Training status for your board members by following these instructions.

For more information, contact the Leadership Development Department at, or call 573.445.9920, ext 329.