What does it take to be an effective school board member? What about finances, ethics and general governance to help students achieve? All these issues are part of what participants will learn in School Board 101, a series of four three-hour training sessions starting March 23 and going through May 18.
Birmingham Business Alliance and Birmingham Education Foundation (Ed), two important partners with the Community Foundation in our work to drive positive change, are presenting the courses, which will be administered by the Alabama Association of School Boards.
You do not have to be a school board candidate to participate. Organizers say the training is helpful for business leaders, parents and PTA members as well as current and future candidates for office, no matter what the system. Courses will be held at Vulcan Park and Museum from 9 a.m. to noon on the following schedule:
- March 23, School Board Roles and Responsibilities.
- April 13, Understanding School Finance.
- May 4, Ethics and Other Legal Issues.
- May 18, Governing for Higher Student Achievement.
You can click here to find out more and to register for any or all of the training sessions in School Board 101. Or follow this link to learn more about what the Community Foundation is doing to support our children’s success in education.