TOPIC: Let There Be Light!
The Role of a Board Member within the District Leadership Team
Krissy LaMont – Idaho School Boards Association
David Brinkman – Idaho School Boards Association
Karlynn Laraway – Idaho State Department of Education
The workshop will focus on how you, as a board member, function within the framework of district governance and leadership. As a member of the school board you have chosen to serve your community in a unique way and together we will dive into what that means. We will spend our time in this workshop answering some of the fundamental questions of school board service; What are your duties? What is the relationship between the board and the superintendent? What is your relationship with other board members? How do I communicate with patrons, staff, and the other board members? What do we do before, during, and after the meeting? Finally, we will answer the most important question “How many board members does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”