Check Out Key Resources to Hit the Ground RunningThriving During Your First Year on the Board
—This digital workshop recording covers basic onboarding skills and topics essential for new board members, including governance 101,
select IASB sample policies and meetings laws. The full recording is available for purchase for $45
. You'll also gain access to participation resources provided by presenters. School Board Member Handbook
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.
The ABCs of Education: A Glossary of Terms for School Board Members
—Decode acronyms and familiarize yourself with terms every school board member should know.Tips for New Board Members
tips, culled from the advice of experienced school board members, can help you make the most of your board service.Reaping Social Media Benefits While Minimizing Pitfalls
—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
your advocacy efforts with our guide. Learn about the legislative process, advocacy techniques and tips on making your voice heard for public education.
For team activities designed to orient new team members visit Orienting to Board Service