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Register for Upcoming Board Member Orientations



Whether you are a new school board member eager to learn the nuts and bolts of school board service or a veteran member in need of a refresher, AASB's orientation courses provide a wealth of information to strengthen leadership and boardmanship skills. In addition, orientation provides an excellent team-building opportunity for superintendents and new school board members to attend together. 

The state requires all local school board members to complete certain orientation courses at least once. By taking both parts of AASB’s orientation, members not only meet this requirement, but also the state ethics training requirement. 


Roles & Responsibilities - Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

Part I of AASB's school board member orientation, Roles & Responsibilities  covers the role of the board and the superintendent, the Open Meetings Act, the ethics law, and much more. The course will be offered Friday, January 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the AASB office in Montgomery. Attendees will earn 8 training hours.  

Presentations & Handouts

Orientation presentations are available on the website and on the free AASB mobile app, which can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices:
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See below for links to download materials for the Roles & Responsibilities Orientation:

Effective Boards & Relationships - Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 (Cancelled Due to Weather)

Part II of AASB's school board member orientation, Effective Boards & Relationships  takes an in-depth look at effective school board leadership, how your board should work with its superintendent and board attorney, and the art of advocacy. The course will be offered Saturday, January 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AASB office in Montgomery. Attendees will earn 6 training hours.