For New Board Members

Welcome new board members

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.

To help you start off on the right path, OSBA created the New Board Member Passport, a tour of workshops that will expose you to topics important for new board members in their first year. The first passport stop is the Board Member 101 workshops. Titled “Survival kit for your first 90 days in office,” these two-day academies will provide a solid foundation for your first months in office. They are offered over two weekends in four locations:

• Jan. 11-12 at the Cleveland Marriott East, Warrensville Heights, or Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South, Miamisburg

• Jan. 25-26 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg, or Marriott Columbus Northwest, Dublin

The cost to attend is $285. Click the links above to register or email Laurie Miller at Lmiller@ohioschoolboards.org.

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 additional training opportunities available through OSBA. If you require a login to view a webpage, please contact OSBA at (614) 540-4000 or (800) 589-OSBA to request one.