These are challenging times for public education. School boards are seeking men and women who find excitement and satisfaction in confronting tough challenges and working collegially to overcome them.
The board of education is a uniquely American institution. It keeps the country's public schools flexible and responsive to the needs of their local communities. A member of a board of education takes on one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen: helping to plan the education of the community's youth.
School board members hold positions as:
-An individual school board member.
-A member of the district governance team composed of school board members and the superintendent.
-A member of a board made of other members.
The Board focuses on ENDS - vision, goals, and policy:
What? Why? How Well? How Much?
The Superintendent (as CEO) focuses on MEANS - objectives, plans, actions, recommendations:
How? When? Where? By Whom?