School Board Member Handbook—This
essential handbook covers roles and responsibilities, leadership, student achievement, board meetings, superintendent relations, school finance and more.
Board Roles and Responsibilities Toolkit—Includes a guide to learning about the state of your district, traits of effective school boards, sample code of ethics, legal authority and more.
Standards for Effective School Boards—These standards are designed for use by local school boards as a common framework for excellence in school board governance.
A Glossary of Education Terms for School Board Members—Decode acronyms and familiarize yourself with terms every school board member should know.
Tips for New Board Members—These tips, culled from the advice of experienced school board members, can help you make the most of your board service.
School Board Members and Social Media—Navigating the world of social media can be tricky—this advice can help steer you in the right direction!
School Finance Glossary of Terms—Get a crash course in school finance with our handy financial glossary terms PDF.
Advocacy 101—Learn how to meet and establish a relationship with your local legislators, so you can effectively advocate for public education.
2024 Public Policy Agenda—Learn IASB's legislative priorities to better focus your advocacy on policies that can help improve student achievement.
For team activities designed to orient new team members visit Orienting to Board Service.