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.


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.
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.