New School Board Member Tool Kit

Welcome to the school board! Here's a collection of resources to help you learn more about the roles and responsibilities of school boards and their members.
Welcome Webinar
The VSBA School Board U Online will host a free webinar on April 4, 2019. Participants have the opportunity to get their questions answered in real time as well as learning from others questions and answers. We will post the resources from that webinar here within a few days.
As with all VSBA School Board U Webinars, everyone who registers will receive a link to the video, a copy of the slide deck, and supporting documentation. Please register here to attend the webinar.


Essential Work Tool Kit
This Tool Kit is adapted from our publication, The Essential Work of Vermont School Boards. The documents and templates included in the Toolkit are a distillation of the key references and tasks for good governance in the six main areas of school board work.
Essential Work of Vermont School Boards Tool Kit
Essential Work of School Boards
Brief Video

The workshop will review the role and responsibilities of a school board member, 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.

Participants will also have an opportunity to meet and network with other new school board members in their region.​​

Vermont School Boards Association

2 Prospect Street, Suite 4

Montpelier, VT 05602

Phone: 800-244-8722   Fax: 802-223-0098

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