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Life after your first year




You’ve survived your first year. You're becoming a veteran board member. What does the future hold?

Leadership

Eventually, you may want to become president or vice president of your school board. Responsibilities of the board president include: conducting board meetings, setting agenda items with the superintendent, signing contracts on behalf of the school board, and serving as spokesperson for the board at meetings and with the media. The vice president assumes all duties of the school board president in the president’s absence.

Training

The mandatory training you took your first year is a great start. But learning how to be an effective school board member and deal with issues facing your district is an ongoing process. Be sure to take advantage of additional training opportunities that NYSSBA offers in the areas of school budgets, governance, changing legal requirements, special education, personnel evaluation and more.





Life after your first year




You’ve survived your first year. What does the future hold?

Leadership

Eventually, you may want to become board president or vice president. The president presides at board meetings, sets agenda items with the superintendent, signs contracts on behalf of the school board, and serves as spokesperson for the board. The vice president assumes all of these duties in the president’s absence.

Training

The mandatory training you took in your first year is a great start. Learning how to be an effective school board member is an ongoing process. Take advantage of additional training opportunities that NYSSBA offers in the areas of school budgets, governance, changing legal requirements, special education, personnel evaluation and more.