9240 - Board Member Professional Development

Bylaws of the Board

Board Member Professional Development

The Board of Education desires that its individual members learn, understand and practice effective governance principles. The Board is responsible for member orientation and development. Board members have an equal opportunity to attend state and national meetings designed to familiarize members with public school issues, governance and legislation.

In order to develop leadership capabilities, become informed about current issues in education, and improve their skills as members of a policy-making body, Board members may choose to participate in opportunities for development that may include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • In-service activities planned by the Board and by the administration for staff members, as appropriate;
  • Participation in conferences, workshops and conventions held by State and National School Boards Associations and other educational organizations;
  • Subscriptions to publications addressing Board member concerns.
Recognizing the need for continuing training and development of its members, the Board of Education encourages the participation of all members in appropriate conferences, conventions and workshops. To control both the investment of time and funds necessary to implement this policy, the Board establishes these principles and procedures for its guidance:
  • The Superintendent of Schools or Board Chairperson will inform Board members, in a timely manner, of upcoming conferences, conventions and workshops. The Board will decide which meetings appear to be most likely to produce the greatest benefit to the Board and the district;
  • Funds for participation at such meetings may be budgeted. When funds are limited, the Board Chairperson will designate which members would be most appropriate to participate at a given meeting;
  • When a conference, convention or workshop is not attended by the full Board, those who do participate will be requested to share, by means of written or oral reports, information, recommendations and materials acquired at the meeting.

(cf. 1100 Communication with the Public)
(cf. 4133
Travel Reimbursement)

Adopted: 6/5/12
Revised: 10/15/19
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