Five Things Your School Board Lawyer Wants You to Know

By JoAnne Nelson Shepherd

The arrival of new school board members, whether appointed or elected, almost always causes anxiety and anticipation in the hearts of the people they will work  closely with -- their board colleagues, the superintendent, and, yes, the school board lawyer. They fervently hope that new board members will contribute positively to the operations of the school district. From the perspective of the school attorney, I’m offering five pieces of advice for new school board members that will help them do their job better.

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