Learn more about your role as a school board candidate and board member
ASBSD’s guide will prepare new, current and potential school board candidates for their role on the board.
ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer has revised and updated a brief video guide (and printable presentation) to share with new, current and potential school board members.
“The updated guide outlines steps for interested individuals in becoming a school board candidate, the expectations and responsibilities of a school board member and the unique aspects of being and what makes a good board member,” Royer said.
In addition, the guide introduces four key laws and one sample school board policy that new candidates should familiarize themselves with:
- Open Meeting Law SDCL 1-25-1;
- Executive Session Law SDCL 1-25-2;
- Pecuniary Interest Law SDCL 6-1-17;
- Employment of a Board member by the school district SDCL 13-43-1; and
- School Board member Code of Ethics (policy)
There are multiple ways to access the video:
- Simply click this link; or
- Visit the ASBSD Publications & Forms page (http://asbsd.org/index.php/publications-forms/) and under the “For Board Members” header click A Guide for School Board Candidates (Video) or A Guide for School Board Candidates (PDF); or
- Go to the ASBSD Board Development web page (http://asbsd.org/index.php/services/board-development/) and click the “A Guide for School Board Candidates” link highlighted in blue.
The print version of the guide can be downloaded here and on each page listed above, as well.
“We want new school board candidates and school districts to utilize this as a tool to help prepare members for their pivotal role in South Dakota’s public education system,” Royer said.
If you have questions about the guide, contact Royer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 605-773-2504.
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