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.


Thursday, Sep. 9, 2021

6 p.m.
Roles and responsibilities of school board members
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
• What is OSBA? • Board roles and responsibilities • 10 best practices
7:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Legal aspects of being a board member
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA
• Ethics and conflicts of interest • Ohio's Open Meeting Law • Campaign finance • Campaigning
8:45 p.m.
Q & A
9 p.m.