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Mission, Vision, & Standards

Provide leadership and services to local school boards for the benefit of students and for the advocacy of public education.

Trustee leadership for excellence in Idaho public education.

The Standards of the Idaho School Boards Association

Board Development & Training

The Idaho School Boards Association strives to provide school board members with the information, training and support needed to serve their district. Developing highly trained and effective board/superintendent teams will help to positively affect student achievement and education.

ISBA trainings include School Board Governance, Leadership for Student Achievement, Education Law, Human Resources, Finance & Board's Oversight Role, and Collective Bargaining. Learn more from our training brochure. Customized training can be created for individual board needs.

ISBA Training Services

Types of Training

Regular Training Modules
Mini Modules
10 Minute Trainers

Training Events

Annual Convention
Summer Leadership Institute
Governance Workshops
Region Meetings

Additional Training Resources

New Board Member Packet (PDF)
New! Board Continuing Education Program

ISBA Master of Boardsmanship Program

In an effort to recognize board members committed to their own continued leadership education, we developed the ISBA Master of Boardsmanship Program. The program offers two distinct awards:

Trustee Award of Boardsmanship: Individual board members can earn the Trustee Award of Boardsmanship by reaching one of four levels of recognition; Achievement, Excellence, Mastery, and Distinction. This award recognizes excellence among Idaho trustees by awarding those who acquire points for attending approved trainings. Award Application

Master of Boardsmanship Award: With the participation of two-thirds or more of board members, the board can earn the Master of Boardsmanship Award, by meeting the minimum criteria outlined for the five Standards of Boardsmanship. Award Application

Both awards are outlined in this ISBA Master of Boardsmanship Program PDF brochure.

Additional Resources (PDFs)

Boardsmanship 101: Tips for New Board Members
What Every Board Member Needs to Know
The 8 Characteristics of Effective School Boards
Board of Trustees Self-Assessment - Word Doc
Code of Ethics for School Board Members
Code of Ethics for Charter School Board Members
Student Performance and Other Data

Schedule a Board Training

To schedule a training, please contact:

Jackie Hopper, ISBA Training Director or
Toll-Free: (866) 799-4722
Phone: (208) 854-1476
Phone: (208) 402-LEAD

Meet Our Board Training Staff