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School Board Directors Training

Director Training Resources and Reflections (PDF)

#1 - Governance Basics

This presentation provides an overview of school board governance. The training includes topics such as key laws and regulations related to school board operations, key roles and responsibilities of a school board, ethics requirements of board members, and general operation of a school board meeting.

  • Act 55 School Director Training Webinar #1 - Governance Basics (YouTube)
  • Act 55 School Director Training - Governance Basics (PowerPoint)

#2 - Fiscal Management Basics

This presentation is an overview of topics related to school district financial management.  The training covers the budgeting process, major revenues and expenditures, tax increases, debt, investing, financial reporting and multiyear financial planning.
  • Act 55 School Director Training Webinar #2 - Fiscal Management Basics (YouTube)
  • Act 55 School Director Training - Fiscal Management Basics (PowerPoint)

#3 - Personnel Basics

This presentation includes an overview of topics related to school district personnel.  The training includes topics such as types of positions in a district, major staffing decision, collective bargaining overview and personnel policies.
  • Act 55 School Director Training Webinar #3 - Personnel Basics (YouTube)
  • Act 55 School Director Training - Personnel Basics (PowerPoint)

#4 - Instruction and Academic Programs Basics

This presentation is an overview of topics related to instruction and academic programs.  The training covers school board oversight role, district structures and programs, academic standards and requirements, graduation requirements, career readiness, curriculum, educational technology, assessments and professional development.
  • Act 55 School Director Training Webinar #4 - Instruction and Academic Programs Basics (YouTube)
  • Act 55 School Director Training - Instruction and Academic Programs Basics (PowerPoint)

#5 - Operations Basics

This presentation is an overview of the basic operations of a school district.  The training includes topics such as facilities and maintenance, insurance, school safety and security, technology, procurement and transportation.
  • Act 55 School Director Training Webinar #5 - Operations Basics (YouTube)
  • Act 55 School Director Training - Operations Basics (PowerPoint)