Are you thinking about serving as an Arkansas school board member? ASBA’s Candidate Guide is a brochure that briefly outlines roles and responsibilities board members are expected to fulfill.
In the summer of 2015 ASBA updated information regarding school board service in a manual used during the New Board Member Institute. The new manual, School Board Basics for New Board Members, updates board roles and responsibilities from the previous ASBA Handbook.
The ASBA Handbook contains some information not included in the new School Board Basics for New Board Members, such as making policy and Key Work of School Boards.
The First 90 Days, an article originally published in the American School Board Journal, includes sound advice for new school board members on effectively working with board colleagues, learning about school policies, and identifying the type of orientation that will boost your knowledge.