Board Member Forms & Resources 2018-02-05T11:05:37+00:00

Board Member Forms And Resources

Ongoing professional development for school board members is vital to maximize their contribution to the school board and superintendent governance team. Each June at the Leadership Summit, MSBA recognizes school board members for continuing their learning beyond the state-required CBM Essential Training for new board members. Applications may be submitted at any time, but are due no later than May 1.

Forms and Resources

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Debby Duermeyer at 800-221-6722, ext 329 or

Advanced Application
Master Application
Distinguished Application
Distinguished Book Reflection Form
Distinguished Documentation of Activities
Booklist for Reading Requirement
Additional Reading Credit Form
Frequently Asked Questions About Certification
Board Meeting Observation Credit Form
Check Your Credits

Check CBM Credits


Leadership Development
Debby Duermeyer – Administrative Assistant
800-221-6722 ext. 329

Study Strands

SA = Student Achievement
BOG = Board Operations and Governance
SLF = School Law and Finance
CIE = Contemporary Issues in Education

Core Meetings

MSBA/CES events: Regional Meetings, Annual Conference, Safe Schools Conference, Legislative Forum, Delegate Assembly, School Board Advocacy Network, Leadership Summit; and NSBA events: Annual Conference, Federal Relations Network.

Credit Requirement

Strand credit is awarded for participation in MSBA events such as conference concurrent sessions, regional meetings, and webinars. Strand credits are also earned for participation in MSBA Delegate Assembly, online training, whole board workshops, and board self evaluation; observing board meeting in other district; reading extra books; and attending NSBA Conference sessions.

Check your Credits

Book Requirement

Books must pertain to education or to board governance, must be authored in the last ten years, and must be at least 100 pages in length. Books must be on the approved booklist, unless prior permission is obtained from

Online Booklist by Strand
Printed Booklist

Request an Account

Remember, you’ll need your MSBA login and password to access these member-only documents. If you forgot your password, email Eileen Woody, for assistance.