Help New Board Members Succeed

School districts recognize that it is important to educate new board members about the nuances of your district in order to help them become effective, contributing members of the board process. The question is, “How can districts accomplish this?”

Some methods that districts have used successfully are:

  • Board mentor programs so experienced members help new members
  • Board handbooks that contain pertinent district information
  • Meetings or classes for board members to become familir with the district
  • Face-to-face conversations
  • School tours

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