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BEGIN ON-BOARDING PROCESS

Getting up-to-speed




Congratulations, you've won a seat on your local board of education!

Now you will begin your "on-boarding" process, during which time you will get acclimated to school district operations and your role as a board member. This typically occurs from mid-May to July, when you take your oath of office. You'll meet with the superintendent of schools, the district clerk and other school personnel, as well as review your district's policy manual. Check with your superintendent or district clerk to see if your district has an official on-boarding policy.

Although many important tasks and decisions in every school district are delegated to the superintendent and the district staff, your board is ultimately responsible for all district concerns. As an individual board member, you have no legal powers. You can exercise your powers as a board member only through board action.

Getting up-to-speed




Congratulations, you've won a seat on your local board of education!

Until you take your oath of office in July, you'll begin your "on-boarding" process. Among other things, you´ll get acclimated to school district operations, meet with key school personnel, and review your district's policy manual.

Although many important tasks and decisions are delegated to district staff, your board is ultimately responsible for all district concerns. As an individual board member, you can exercise your powers as a board member only through board action.






On-boarding checklist

As a newly elected school board member, you should take the following actions before your first board meeting:

Next, get ready to be sworn in as a member of your local board of education.

Checklist

As a newly elected school board member, you should take the following actions before your first board meeting:

Next, get ready to be sworn in as a member of your local board of education.

You're elected. Now what?

Watch the video below to see how two school board members approached their first year in office.

You're elected. Now what?

Watch the video below to see how two school board members approached their first year in office.

You're elected. Now what?

Watch the video below to see how two school board members approached their first year in office.