New York State law requires newly-elected school board members to take mandatory training within their first year of service. This training requires topics on the essentials of school board governance and a minimum of six hours in fiscal oversight, accountability and fiduciary responsibilities of a school board member. NYSSBA offers two training options for your convenience:
Complete your training at our New School Board Member Academy. During this two-day workshop, typically held on a Friday and Saturday, fulfill your training requirements, network with other board members, participate in discussions and ask questions about the roles of school board members.
- Day 1: Essentials of School Board Governance- On your first day of training, you will be led through an in-depth look at school board governance. You will learn why school boards are important, how data drives decision making and accountability and the role policy has in running an efficient and effective school board.
Review the workshop agenda for details about each session.
- Day 2: Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals- On your second day of training, the discussion will focus on the financial responsibilities of school boards. You will learn how to protect your district’s resources, why and how to promote financial fitness and the accounting practices used to manage school district finances.
See the workshop agenda to learn more about the sessions you will be attending.
$235 one-day, $400 two-day (Members)
$470 one-day, $800 two-day (Nonmembers)
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NYSSBA makes your mandated training convenient. Our online course allows you to complete the required courses from your computer, tablet or phone. You have until the end of the first year of your term of service to complete the course(s).
- Essentials of School Board Governance- Receive an in-depth look at school board governance through four different interactive modules. You will learn about your role and responsibilities, why school boards are important, how data drives decision making and maintains accountability, and the role of policy making to support the district.
- Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals- Each module in this course focuses on the financial responsibilities of school boards. You will learn how to protect your district’s resources, why and how to promote financial fitness and the accounting practices used to manage school district finances.
Members: $99 per course
Nonmembers: $198 per course
Register online today