The Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) is a non-profit, service organization providing policy services, legislative advocacy, leadership support and quality, cost-efficient board training to association members.

Championing Education Since 1942

Board Development

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. Customized training can be created for individual board needs.

Big News for Board Training

This past legislative session, the Legislature appropriated $6,600 per school district or charter school to be used specifically for board, superintendent, and charter school administrator training. ISBA has created five discounted training plans to help you receive the best training value for the appropriated $6,600. Contact Krissy or David for more information.

Putting The Pieces Together For The Best Board Possible

Which Training Plan is Right for Your Board?
A)  Best Practices
B)  Superintendent Evaluation
C)  Continuous Improvement Plan (Strategic Plan)
D)  Boardsmanship 101
E)  Boardsmanship 102

* To view descriptions of these Training Plans, please click HERE.

ISBA Training Services

Types of Training:

Regular Training Modules

Training Events:

Annual Convention

Summer Leadership Institute

Region Meetings

Additional Training Resources:

So You Want To Be A School Board Member

New Board Member Packet

Board of Trustees Self-Assessment

Code of Ethics for School Board Members

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:

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

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.

Both awards are outlined in this Awards Program PDF brochure.

Schedule a Board Training

To schedule a training, please contact the ISBA Office.
[email protected]

Phone: (208) 854-1476