Serving on the school board is an honor and privilege. Its rewards are respect from the community, students, and employees and the satisfaction from knowing each board member contributed to the success of the children in the school district community. Only those who are willing to put forth the effort to care and to make a difference should consider running for a position on the board.
Individuals who are willing to serve on the board should believe public education is important, support the democratic process, willingly devote time and energy to board work, respect educators and have the ability to examine the facts and make a decision. The board believes an individual considering a position on the school board should possess these characteristics.
Persons wanting to run for a position on the board must be a resident of the school district, an eligible elector of the district and free from a financial conflict of interest with the position. No member of a school board may be employed as a teacher by the school district on which board he or she serves.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 79-543, 544
Cross Reference: 201.01 Board Powers and Responsibilities
202.02 Board Member Conflict of Interest
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 12-08-03 Columbus, Nebraska