The Idaho School Boards Association advocates for Idaho students and public education with leadership and service for local school boards.

Championing Education Since 1942

Get on Board Webinar Series

Get up to speed quickly with essential knowledge, understanding, and skills for school board success.

ON BOARD helps new school board members quick start their learning journey and prepare for productive service on their board.

ON BOARD includes ISBA’s New Board Member Packet – two books on governance and our new board member booklet. It also includes six monthly webinars for new and first-year board members to enhance their learning over the next six months of January through June, 2024.

Webinar Dates & Topics:

January 18 – Session 1: Requirements, Responsibilities, and Relationships as a School Board Member

  • Presenters: Anne Ritter & Phil Gore

February 15 – Session 2: Essential Roles of School Boards

  • Presenters: Wendy Johnson & Anne Ritter

March 21 – Session 3: Basics of School Law

  • Presenters: Monica Pauley & Anne Ritter  

April 18 – Session 4: Basics of School Finance

  • Presenters:   Wendy Johnson & Anne Ritter

May 16 – Session 5: Making a Difference for Students

  • Presenter: Phil Gore

June 20 – Session 6: Making Sense of Student Achievement Data

  • Presenter:  Wendy Johnson

July 25 – Session 7: Question & Answer Session

  • Presenters: Phil Gore & Anne Ritter


OPTION 1: $300 per person, including ISBA’s New Board Member Packet and the six webinars. Each webinar, if attended live, is eligible for up to $50 of reimbursement, if the district or charter has reimbursable funds remaining.

OPTION 2: Single sessions are also available for $50, and are reimbursable as long as webinar is attended live.

To register please click HERE.

View the event flyer HERE.

For more information please call (208) 854-1476 or email Phil Gore at