Development and Education of Board Members
1. New Board Member Orientation
a. All new board members are strongly encouraged to attend the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) workshop for board members unless excused by the remaining members of the board.
b. Sitting board members and the superintendent will assist each new member-elect to understand the board’s functions, policies and procedures before he or she takes office.
2. Ongoing Development and Education
a. Board members provide the most effective service to the district when they are continuously updated on educational and legal issues. Attendance at meetings directly or indirectly related to education or school matters is encouraged for the value they have to the school system and the professional growth of board members.
b. Board members are encouraged to engage in continuing education such as:
i. Participation in local, regional and state conferences and workshops such as meetings of the NASB, the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA), and the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA).
ii. Participation in legislative sessions and related activities.
iii. Participation in national conventions such as the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and/or the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) on a rotating basis among the members.
iv. Examination of other school facilities and their programs.
c. The superintendent shall notify board members of all relevant conferences and workshops.
i. Other local and regional meetings and/or in-service activities.
3. Reimbursement for Education and Development
Board member expenses for attendance at any of the above activities shall be paid by the school district. These expenses include registration, travel, lodging and meals directly connecting with the activity. The district will reimburse board members for their actual and necessary expenses incurred carrying out their duties while attending local, regional and national conferences and workshops.
Adopted on: July 13, 2009
Revised on: November 9, 2009
Reviewed on: March 11, 2013
Reviewed on March 13, 2016