New Your State School Boards Association

Welcome to School Board U

NYSSBA's School Board U provides what you need to meet the ever-changing challenges of board governance and fiscal accountability.

School Board U is organized around four strands that address the facets of what an effective school board member should know:

Whether you are a newly elected or seasoned board member, our training programs are designed to enhance your knowledge and leadership skills.

Getting started

The Core Curriculum is a carefully designed selection of course offerings that provide the essential concepts and a solid foundation for school board governance. This core curriculum is designed especially for new board members but anyone can take them to build upon their foundational understanding.

New members are encouraged to follow the core curriculum of courses within their first year of service.

There are a lot of abbreviations and acronyms for educational terms. A glossary of common education terms is available to help you get started.


Three ways to take School Board U courses

Webinars are free for NYSSBA members.

Regional Workshops
Click on Regional Workshops and see a listing of all regional workshops provided in different geographical regions across the state.

Custom Board Retreat
Click on Custom Board Retreat and see how you can request a program specifically to meet your board's needs. An expert NYSSBA facilitator designs the workshop to meet the needs of your board-superintendent team. NYSSBA's facilitator comes to your district on a set day and time that is convenient for you.


Be recognized for your hard work

Recognition Program
Read about the NYSSBA Recognition program. We acknowledge the extensive time and effort of school board members who continually strive to expand their knowledge and skills for better board governance. NYSSBA members earn credits for participating in School Board U training opportunities, including the Annual Convention, regional workshops and webinars. Be recognized by your NYSSBA Area Director and your fellow school board members.

Unleash your potential to be an effective trustee of your most precious resources!

School Board U can do it for you!


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