Welcome new board members!
Congratulations on being elected to your local school board. There is no greater contribution than serving as a member of the leadership team that provides educational opportunities for the children in your community!
We're here to help!
The Ohio School Boards Association began in 1955 after four regional associations banded together to coordinate activities. Today, OSBA is composed of 712 school boards. Their 3,424 elected board members represent Ohio’s local, city, exempted village, career center and educational service center districts. The management teams of member boards also have access to all OSBA services. Download the 2016 OSBA membership guide to learn more about the association.
Specific board member training from OSBA is one of the best ways to start off your term as a board member. Attend one of the Board Member 101 workshops in January. These two-day workshops are held in four locations around the state:
- Jan. 20-21 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Miamisburg, or Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg
- Jan. 27-28 at the Embassy Suites, Columbus, or Embassy Suites, Independence
To provide a greater depth of information to assist you in leading your district, OSBA has created the New Board Member Passport exclusively for you. The passport includes six workshops that will help you navigate your first year of boardmanship. Follow the passport stops throughout your first year to get up-to-speed on your new role.
Review the resources on the left to help you in your new role or browse the OSBA store for in-depth reading. Visit the Events page to learn about the training opportunities available through OSBA. If you require a login to view a Web page, please contact OSBA at (614) 540-4000 or (800) 589-OSBA to request one.