Are you "retiring" from board service? Do you otherwise anticipate an opening on your board of education? If so, OSBA encourages you and others on your board to consider community members who have the potential to be great board members. Please invite them – and others – to attend one of the five Board Candidate Workshops to be held in each of the five OSBA regions.

These five sessions, conducted by OSBA experts, will lead candidates through a concise and valuable program to help them better understand the everyday roles and responsibilities of school board members and the legal aspects of being a board member.

Workshop participants will receive a Board Candidate Kit, which includes Candidate: A practical guide to running for school board book; a subscription to the OSBA Journal, the premier bimonthly magazine for school board members; and a subscription to Briefcase, a semimonthly newsletter.

Agenda

8:30 a.m.
Registration and breakfast buffet
9 a.m.
Roles and responsibilities of school board members
Teri Morgan, deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
• What is OSBA? • Board roles and responsibilities • 10 best practices
10:15 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
Legal aspects of being a board member
Sara C. Clark, director of legal services, OSBA
• Campaign finance • Campaigning • Related legal resources
11:45 a.m.
Q & A and closing remarks
12 p.m.
Adjourn