NEW School Board U

Complete training individually, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home with ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!

School Board U is our online training site to cover your training needs and enhance your knowledge of school board work.

Your SBU training will consist of an interactive video presented by ASBSD Board Development Director Jim Holbeck and presentation to accompany the video packed with valuable information you can continue to reference.

There are two course options, currently:

New School Board Member Course (click here to register)

Whether a new school board member or a member seeking additional information, the course is a quick overview of responsibilities, expectations and modes of operation of school board members. In addition, the course will outline the dos and don’ts of board service, key laws that all board members must follow, the different funds a board oversees and much, much more.

School Board President Course (click here to register)

If you’re a veteran of the position or new to the role, the School Board Presidents Course will provide you with valuable information and insight as the leader of your school board. Presidents AND Vice Presidents will enhance their knowledge on Roles and Responsibilities, Planning and Presiding, Meetings and Public Input, Handling Complaints, Superintendent and Board Evaluations, Rogue Board Members, Roles of a School Board and more through the course.

If you have questions about the courses or training, contact Holbeck at or at 605-941-1570.

Board members registering earn 40 ALL points for your board with the cost of each course being $25. To register for a webinar, click on the corresponding link above and follow these instructions: ASBSD Event Registration Information for Individuals, to complete registration.

A link and password to the course page will be provided to you via email after registration and you will have access to the course information until June 30, 2021.

School board members seeking additional information about their role can review seven one-hour videos for FREE and earn 20 ALL points for each one watched!

The School Board U Sundays videos are hosted by ASBSD Board Development Director Jim Holbeck and cover a variety of school board topics, including:

To view any of the videos above click the CLICK HERE link above.

ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany hosts three videos covering multiple advocacy topics, including:

To view any of the videos above click the CLICK HERE link above.

Board members who watch any of the videos should contact Tyler at in order for their ALL points to be recorded.

If you have any questions, please contact Tyler at or at 605-881-3791.