Each month, SBMA will provide its members with a newsletter filled with information and resources to empower them as individual school board representatives. Click here to access our March newsletter.
This course provides a fly-over view of what school boards do, why they have so much power in schools, and what you can do about it. Don’t want a review? Feel free to skip ahead to School Board Training. A project of Leadership Institute, this course gives you “the skills training you must have to wage and win a successful campaign for your local school board.” Click here to enroll in the free training.
All school board members are required to receive FOIA training "within two months after assuming the local elected office and thereafter at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years. This training will take less than one hour to complete. Make sure you print proof of completion and provide it to your school board clerk. This is the link to register.: http://foiacouncil.dls.virginia.gov/training.htm
COIA training every two years is mandatory for all school board members under state law. You can find the required training at this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/ Once the training is complete, save a copy of your completion and send it to your school board clerk. Helpful hint: you cannot fast forward through any portion or the training or you will not receive credit for completion.