We hope you will enjoy your few days with us in Boise. In addition to the presentations that ISBA will make to the House and Senate Education Committees, we have two great workshops planned for you.
Also, you will have an opportunity to have lunch with your legislators. The purpose of the lunch with your legislators is to discuss the things that are impacting your district and to encourage their vote on key issues, especially those related to resolutions that have been passed by ISBA.
In order to assist you with your discussions, we have Monday workshop planned prior to going to the Capitol for our first session with the Senate Education Committee. During that workshop we will discuss how ISBA resolutions are turned into legislation and become the platform for the year. We will also work with you on how to build a relationship with your legislators as well as how to communicate strategically. Part of that strategic communication will be to discuss those issues that are of importance to ISBA and your local school districts. We hope you will take the time to participate in this workshop. Prior to the workshop, we hope you will take a few minutes and review the issues that are of greatest importance to ISBA, which are outlined in the Day on the Hill program you’ll receive at the ISBA registration desk at The Grove Hotel.
Our Tuesday workshop will be held after the lunch with legislators and will help trustees understand the importance of strategic planning. Strategic planning needs to be at the center point of the work of the board and this workshop will give you the tools to begin this crucial component of governance. Our hope is that you will head back to your board meetings with a renewed enthusiasm and commitment to strategic planning.
If you have any questions while you are here, please feel free to ask any of our staff. We hope you find the ISBA Day on the Hill worthwhile and that you enjoy your stay in Boise.