More than 2,300 new and veteran school leaders received in-depth training on every facet of effective board governance, heard keynote addresses from renowned education experts and gathered valuable ideas from district programs that work.
Topics addressed during the two-and-a-half-day institute included college and workforce readiness, religious expression, teacher recruitment and retention, community partnerships and technology in schools. Breakout sessions also explored social media, the federal stimulus package and school finance, bullying prevention, emergency management, special education law and school design, among others.
Special in-depth sessions were available for new board members, covering basics in budget and finance, school law, district policy, teamwork, governance and district planning and accountability. Board presidents’ academy sessions focused on basic responsibilities, meeting preparation, parliamentary procedure, key legal duties, and guidance for building team relationships.