Serving as a member of your local school board is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs you will ever undertake. It also is an enormous responsibility. As a school board member, the decisions you make will affect children and their parents, the livelihood of school district employees and the economic well-being of your community. Service to a board requires time, energy, a willingness to learn about issues affecting your schools and a passion for a public education system committed to providing the best and most appropriate education for all children entrusted to its care.
Effective school board members share some common attributes. Before deciding to run for election to your local governing board, consider whether you possess the qualities that will enable you to best serve your community.