2003 Development and Education of Board Members

2003 Development and Education of Board Members

  1. New Board Member Orientation
    • All new board members are strongly encouraged to attend new board member training and workshops.
    • Sitting board members and the superintendent will assist each new member-elect to understand the board’s functions, policies, and procedures before he or she takes office.
  2. Ongoing Development and Education
    • Board members provide the most effective service to the district when they are continuously updated on educational and legal issues. Attendance at meetings directly or indirectly related to education or school matters is encouraged for the value they have to the school system and the professional growth of board members.
    • Board members are encouraged to engage in continuing education such as:
      1. Participation in local, regional and state conferences and workshops such as meetings of the NASB, the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA), and the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA).
      2. Participation in legislative sessions and related activities.
      3. Participation in national conventions such as the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and/or the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) on a rotating basis among the members.
      4. Examination of other school facilities and their programs.

The superintendent shall notify board members of all relevant conferences and workshops, other local and regional meetings, and/or in-service activities.

Board members should refer to Policy 2007 for information on reimbursement for attendance at continuing education and training.

Adopted on: October 8, 2012
Revised on: October 9, 2017
Reviewed on: ________________