School Board Members are Policy Makers. Policy is constructed to enforce the laws and statutes of 18A. School Board members must be willing to both learn policy and to make policy. They should be studious enough to embrace the training offered by the NJ School Boards Association. They should be involved enough to demonstrate to the people who elected them that they have read and understand the agendas.
Candidates for elected offices have a tendency to tell the voters what they believe that they want to hear. School Board Candidates are made of the same cloth. Taxpayers/voters must begin to demand accountability in elected officials. An educated Community brings us one giant step closer to building a great school board.
The Roles and Responsibilities
of School Board Members
What are the expectations of School Board Members?
What are the basic functions of School Board Members?
Education Matters: Being an Effective Board Member
The Sunshine Law: Open Public Meetings Act
What constitutes a Board Meeting? New Regulations