This program is designed to teach the essentials of school governance, enabling new members to quickly assume an active role in school board decision making. Orientation will introduce the Key Work of School Boards, and immerse members in the basics of school law, policy, finance, advocacy, and more.
New Board Member Orientation is open to all new board of education members, and entitles participants to priority registration at no cost for any two Boardsmanship Academy courses.
Topics may include:
- The Key Work of School Board
- Roles and Responsibilities
- The Legal Role
- Policy Issues
- Budget Issues
- Becoming a Better Board Member
- Dialogue with the State Superintendent
For information about upcoming orientations, please contact Kitty Blumsack, Director of Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.