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MANDATORY TRAINING
Each school district in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required by regulation to provide annual mandated training on topics outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. ALL Employees are required to participate in this mandatory training on an annual basis by reviewing the documentation contained under each topic listed below. The purpose of this training is to protect individuals and the district, and ensure that all employees know their rights and responsibilities. This online training is generally expected to be completed by September 30th of each and every school year by all staff members.

Acceptable Use Policy 
Bullying & Cyber-Bullying 
Civil Rights & Section 504 
Confidentiality & The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 
Food Allergy Awareness 
Physical Restraint Requirements 
Sexual Harassment 
Social Networking Policy


After completing your review of each required topic, you must then verify your completion and understanding of all content by completing the “Mandatory Training Certification Page” below.  Please be sure to click “SUBMIT” at the end. Notification that you have completed the Mandatory Training will be sent electronically to the Superintendent’s Office for record-keeping purposes.


EDUCATOR EVALUATION TRAINING (OEA Members Only)
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted regulations for the evaluation of all Massachusetts educators, and the Oxford Public Schools began implementing them in 2012. The regulations are designed to promote growth and development among leaders and teachers; place student learning at the center, using multiple measures of student learning, growth, and achievement; recognize excellence in teaching and leading; set a high bar for professional teaching status; and shorten timelines for improvement. All OEA Members are generally expected to complete this training annually by September 30th of each and every school year.

After completing your review of the training information, you must verify your completion and understanding of the content by completing the Certification Page at the end, being certain to click SUBMIT.  Notification that you completed this training will be sent electronically to the Superintendent’s Office for record-keeping purposes.  Both the presentation and Certification Page can be accessed from the same link below. 


CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The Conflict of Interest Law, M.G.L. Ch. 268A, is provided to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties, foster integrity in public service, and promote the public's trust and confidence by placing restrictions on what municipal employees may do on the job, after hours, and after leaving public service. Per the Ethics Reform Bill, every municipal employee must be provided with a copy of the Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law on a yearly basis. All Oxford Public Schools employees should access and review the Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law within 30 days of their initial hire date, as well as once a year thereafter. Employees are required to sign an Acknowledgement of Receipt of the Summary and return it to the Superintendent’s Office. Your acknowledement of receipt will be recorded and then the original Receipt will be forwarded to the Town Clerk's Office.

Instructions:
Click below on “Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law” to access, review, or print the Summary.
Scroll to the end of the Summary and print the “Acknowledgement of Receipt” page - please sign and date this Receipt Form and either forward it via inter-office mail to the Superintendent's Office, or scan and email it to hcoffin@oxps.org.

Please note: Whether elected or appointed, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, you are considered a municipal employee, subject to the Conflict of Interest Law.

Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law


ETHICS ONLINE TRAINING

An educational tool provided by the State Ethics Commission is a short presentation with ten multiple choice questions that present certain scenarios in which an ethical quandary has been presented and you must choose the proper course of action. A Certification of Completion must be printed out at the end of the quiz (we highly recommend that you keep a copy for your own personal files). This must be done within 30 days by new employees and also once every two years during employment thereafter. If you do not know when you last completed the online training, we recommend that you take it again.

Instructions:
Access http://www.muniprog.eth.state.ma.us
Watch the video/audio presentation and answer the questions asked.
At the conclusion of the training module, print out the “Certificate of Completion” and either forward it via inter-office mail to the Superintendent's Office, or scan and email a copy to hcoffin@oxps.org.