New Your State School Boards Association
GOV 205: New Member Orientation to Maximize School Board Performance

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A thorough and strategic new school board member orientation can be a crucial step towards building and/or maintaining a high performing board. Over the past decade, the culture of school board governance has changed with many boards now focused on their role to improve student achievement amidst a sea of reform and financial constraints. With this change comes the need for school boards to transform their perception of governance from a voluntary practice to one that closely mirrors a profession. By stepping outside the box and employing methods used by corporations, school boards can hand craft an orientation program that can:

  • acclimate new members faster
  • improve board performance
  • potentially reduce member turnover


Hear members of the Guilderland Board of Education, along with their Superintendent, discuss the need to invest the time and resources in building a thorough board orientation and how to use the corporate model of onboarding to tailor a program designed to benefit your board.

Speaker(s):
Dr. Marie Wiles, Superintendent, Guilderland Central School District
Colleen O'Connell, Board Member, Guilderland Central School District
Christine Hayes, Board Member, Guilderland Central School District
Jamie P. McPherson, Leadership Development Manager, NYSSBA

Originally Aired: 5/29/2013

Duration: 1:30:00

School Board U Recognition points: 5 points



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