Essential Work of Vermont School Boards Workshop

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The Essential Work of Vermont School Boards is a framework for the effective governance of our public schools. 

The workshops are held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm beginning with a light dinner from 5-5:30, and the summary WEBINAR will be an hour beginning at 6:00pm on April 23. 

The workshop will review the roles and responsibilities of a school board and its members, which include:

  • Building a shared a vision for education in the community.

  • Establishing policy parameters.

  • Hiring and working with a superintendent to lead and manage the district to achieve the vision.

  • Monitoring progress toward the vision, and assuring accountability for results

  • Developing and adopting a budget to support the vision.

  • Engaging the community in supporting the education of students.

  • Operating in an effective, ethical, and legal manner.


The workshop provides new school board members with the tools and resources they need in order to fulfill their roles and responsibilities.

The cost for the live workshop and the webinar is $35 per person and includes a copy of the Essential Work of Vermont School Boards book.  A light dinner will be served at live workshops. Pre-registration is required. Webinar participants will receive the book in the mail.

To register for the webinar follow THIS LINK.

To register for the live workshops use the below form.