School Board Training

By Nora Carr

In today’s tough economy, every dollar counts, and public entities -- including school boards -- are under intense scrutiny. That’s why it’s vital to leverage your investment in your own professional development by sharing what you have learned with your local community.

Workshops, conferences, roundtables, publications, exhibits, and other forms of professional development serve as valuable sources for proven strategies, groundbreaking work, and data-informed solutions to public education’s most pressing challenges. As leaders of organizations focused on learning, school board members have an obligation and a responsibility to invest in their individual and collective growth.

By staying in touch with what’s working -- and what’s not -- in districts nationwide, school board members can ensure local taxpayers a better return on their investment while improving the quality of education provided to their community’s children. Better informed leaders make better decisions, and safeguard students, teachers, support staff, principals, parents, and community members by avoiding wasteful spending.

Educational leadership is difficult, complex work. By sharing research, information, and resources gleaned at state and national conferences, school board leaders help shape the public agenda for public schools.

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