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.

Running for a school board may sound easy. But understanding the board's role, as well as the legal and ethical frameworks for running a campaign and managing the work once elected, often is misunderstood. This workshop will help guide you through this process and answer any questions you might have.

Agenda

Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

9 a.m.
Roles and responsibilities of school board members
Steve Horton, senior board and management services consultant, 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
Ralph Lusher III, OSBA staff attorney
• Ethics and conflicts of interest • Ohio's Open Meeting Law • Campaign finance • Campaigning
11:45 a.m.
Q & A
12 p.m.
Adjourn