Missouri School Boards’ Association
What am I Getting Into?
A school board member has several basic duties, including attendance at school board meetings; staying informed of school district issues by engaging in training; and following confidentiality and other laws. Be prepared to share opinions, respectfully listen to others and make decisions based on evidence. Advocate on behalf of students, the district and public education.
Although sometimes perceived as a “thankless” job, the job of a school board member is critical, valuable and essential to the success and pulse of a school district and community.
Additional information can be found here: How Do I Become a School Board Member?, Roles and Responsibilites video and School Law Basics video.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead