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Policies » Section B: School Board Governance and Operations » BIB: Board Member Development Opportunities

Policy Date: 06/07/2018

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The Candia School Board places a high priority on the importance of a planned and continuing program of in-service education for its members. The central purpose of the program is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of public school governance in our community. The Board will attempt to plan specific in-service activities designed to assist board members in their efforts to improve their skills as members of a policy-making body; to expand their knowledge about trends, issues, and new ideas affecting the continued welfare of our local schools; and to deepen their insights into the nature of leadership in a modern democratic society.

Funds shall be budgeted annually to support the program. Individual board members shall be reimbursed for out-of-pocket costs incurred through participation in approved activities.

The Board regards the following as the kinds of activities and services appropriate for implementing this policy:
1. An awareness of conferences, conventions, and workshops which appear to be the most promising in terms of producing benefits to the School District.
2. Participation in School Board conferences, workshops, and conventions held by the State and National School Board Associations.
3. District-sponsored training sessions for Board members.
4. Subscriptions to publications addressed to the concerns of board members.

When a conference, convention, or workshop is not attended by the full Board, those who do participate may be requested to share information, recommendations, and materials acquired from the meeting.

Adopted: October 7, 1999
Revised: June 7, 2018