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The Alabama Association of School Boards is often adjusting to meet the changing and expanding needs of school boards in the modern-day world. The Board Business Blog features answers for and expert thought about the common questions today's school boards may have.

Chairman's Gavel: Training requirements of Governance Act unveiled

By Susan Salter | AASB Director of Leadership Development


Now that the state Department of Education has unveiled the training requirements of the School Board Governance Improvement Act, board presidents can play a significant role in helping members understand what’s expected of them. Here’s.

Chairman's Gavel: Some of Governance Act requirements announced

By Susan Salter | AASB Director of Leadership Development

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice this week sent local superintendents the forms for new and current school boards to sign affirming that they understand the principles of educational governance. Under the terms of Alabama’s new School.

Help Desk: Should our board have a formal induction program for new members?

You should definitely consider it.     


Many boards of education already have a formal induction program that allows new board members to get up to speed quickly on the way the board operates and specifics about the school system. This should be scheduled soon after the member's election.

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