Meet the Board Leadership Services Team
Our Board Leadership Services Team provides numerous supports for members in achieving a common framework for excellence in school board governance. They provide tools that help board/superintendent teams develop a shared vision with clear goals, clarify their roles and responsibilities, maximize board meetings to meet the district’s mission, perform effective self-assessments, conduct superintendent evaluations that follow state requirements, and strengthen the governance team for improved instruction and student learning.
Our policy and legal exports support boards in leading through sound policy that ensures transparent, legal operation of a school district to enable boards to stay focused on district goals. This includes guidance on Iowa’s Meeting and Transparency Laws, vacancies and special elections, legal authority and school calendars, and district restructuring. They stay current with emerging laws, providing answers to the most frequently confronted policy and legal questions to help districts align with state and federal law, as well as conduct policy development and review.
School employees are a district's most important asset. This team also helps board members clarify the work of the board, superintendent, and other administrators around personnel matters, providing guidance for boards and school administrators on management issues. Their toolkits offer support on HR best practices, collective bargaining, and salary and staffing data.
staff consultants are a phone call or email away to assist you with using these tools. They also offer custom facilitated workshops
that can help one board or a group of boards consider their work.