Each of Ohio's public school boards should appoint one member, at the January organizational meeting, to serve as its district's student achievement liaison. (Each school district should inform OSBA of the appointment as soon as possible. This appointment should be reflected on the OSBA roster form.) The student achievement liaisons are a vital part of OSBA's Student Achievement Initiative as links among individual school boards and the OSBA Student Achievement Leadership Team (SALT). Each student achievement liaison has four main objectives:
- To share, at least monthly, information about ways to improve student achievement with their fellow board members;
- To encourage their school board colleagues to focus on improving student achievement;
- To establish and maintain relationships with their academic booster groups;
- To send information on successful district programs to the Student Achievement Leadership Team and to nominate the programs for the Student Achievement Fair; and
- To participate in SALT activities and encourage other board members to so, as well. There are several SALT events during the Capital Conference.
Furthermore, each student achievement liaison will receive Success, OSBA's monthly SALT newsletter. Success is distributed to OSBA members. Student achievement liaison's are encouraged to lead a monthly discussion with fellow board members and administrative staff on items in Success.