• Board Member Development: 9061

  • Section 9000: Board By-Laws
    Board Member Development
    Board Policy: 9061
    Board of Education (BE)
    Approval: 11/6/16

    The complexity of Board membership demands opportunities for development, study and training for Board members.

    In order to develop leadership capabilities, become informed about current issues in education, and improve their skills as members of a policy-making body, Board members will participate in opportunities for development that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. In-service activities planned by the Board and by the administration for staff members, as appropriate;
    2. Participation in conferences, workshops and conventions held by state and national educational associations and organizations; and
    3. Subscriptions to publications addressing Board member concerns.

    Recognizing the need for continuing training and development of its members, the Board encourages the participation of all members in appropriate conferences, conventions and workshops. To control both the investment of time and funds necessary to implement this policy, the Board establishes these principles and procedures for its guidance:

    1. The president will inform Board members, in a timely manner, of appropriate conferences, conventions and workshops. The Board will decide which events appear to be most likely to produce the greatest benefit to the Board and the College;
    2. Funds for participation at such meetings will be included in the annual College budget. Since funds are limited, the Board will designate which members would be most appropriate to participate in a given event;
    3. If authorized to attend, and reimbursement is approved by the Board, Board members will be reimbursed, upon request, for reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred; and
    4. When a conference, convention or workshop is not attended by the full Board, those who do participate will be requested to share, by means of written or oral reports, information, recommendations and materials acquired at the event.