TOPIC: Accountability & Continuous Improvement
Lisa Colón Durham – Idaho School Boards Association
School boards play a critical role in setting the climate and culture in their schools regarding student achievement. As a result, the Idaho legislature passed Idaho Code §33-1809 which requires school board members to receive training focused on: (1) resources available for literacy intervention and improvements; (2) school, district, and state level data available to track student literacy proficiency and student growth toward literacy proficiency; and (3) setting measurable goals to improve student proficiency. This workshop will fulfil these requirements and include strategies to align district, school and teacher & pupil service staff goals, so that everyone is working together.
TOPIC: Board Basics
Ryan Cantrell – ISBA Consultant
Are you a new board member? Would you like a refresher on the responsibilities of boards? Then this workshop is perfect for you. Board Basics covers three main areas: governance, including overview of roles and responsibilities of school boards; overview and purpose of board norms and protocols; and board meeting basics including basic open meeting law topics. Come join your fellow board members and bring your questions.