Yesterday I attended a webinar for School Board Candidates by TASB.
The main reasons people run for board positions are to impact the following:
2. Student Achievement
4. District Priorities
5. Instructional Programs
60% of the attendees indicated that Student Achievement and District Priorities were the reason for running.
The take away is this:
- A board member is a servant to the community, the faculty and staff of the district, the students and the administration.
- The board’s main job is to make sure policy is followed when making decisions.
- The board is also supposed to listen and engage the community. Community engagement is one of the 5 roles of board members. TASB clearly states that there should be 2-way communication and involvement with the community.
I look forward to being your servant!!