New Board Member Programming
Friday, April 8
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Board Member Boot Camp Early Bird Session: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member
Ethical and appropriate behavior for school board members is expected. Yet problems arise at meetings that can interfere with important work getting done. Interact with your colleagues in a mock school board meeting conducted by members of the NSBA Board Member Boot Camp Faculty to examine what works and what doesn't in your meetings.
Facilitated by: Kitty Blumsack, Director of Board Development, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; Terry McCabe, Associate Executive Director, Maine School Boards Association; and Barbara J. Coyle, Deputy Executive Director, Virginia School Boards Association
Register by checking Board Member Boot Camp on your registration form.
Pre-registration is not required for the Boot Camp programming presented Saturday - Monday.
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday April 10
Board and Superintendent RelationshipsData-Driven Decision Making
Join Kitty Blumsack, Boot Camp co-facilitator and Director of Board Development for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, to address the four components of the relationship between board and superintendent. Explore roles and responsibilities for vision, communication, and norms, and learn how to maximize effectiveness.
Find out how your board can use data to effectively meet assessment and accountability challenges associated with No Child Left Behind. Learn the most useful formats for NCLB data requirements, and the newest information tools and methodologies being used by school districts, including data warehousing and business intelligence tools.
Presenter: Katheryn Gemberling
, Project Director, Measures for Good Schools Project, National School Boards Association
Basic Parliamentary Procedure for NEW Board Members
A lot can happen (and happen very quickly) during a school board meeting that can prevent you from obtaining your desired outcomes. A basic understanding of Robert's Rules of Order for your meetings is a critical tool for every new school board member.
Presenter: Paul Krohne, Executive Director of the South Carolina School Boards Association
Ten Myths of Board Service
Time, duties, impact on your life — all board members come to their positions with a set of beliefs as to what the job involves. How many of those beliefs turn out to be common myths of board service? Examine the misconceptions, and become skilled at effectively governing beyond the stereotype of board service.
Presenter: Sandi Barry, Board Member, Caroline County (MD) Board of Education
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind: Legal ImplicationsThe Key Work of School Boards — An Overview
Every school board needs to understand the critical legal issues for school districts in implementing the ESEA, better known in recent years as NCLB. What issues have come up in your district? What issues may be on the horizon? How do your decisions at the local level play out in the national debate over ESEA?
Presenter: Sonja Trainor, Senior Staff Attorney, National School Boards Association
The Key Work of School Boards framework provides school board members with tools and information for improving their leadership skills and raising student achievement. Learn about the eight Key Action Areas for school leaders and how to apply them to your own district.
Presenters: Kitty Blumsack, Director of Board Development, Maryland Association of Boards of Education, Kanisha Jones, Education Director, National School Boards Association