This section offers a vast array of education-related information and tools including background and analysis articles, handouts and sample documents, guidelines, checklists, toolkits and more.

Board Operations Resources

Board members need to know public meetings law, teamwork, policy-making and much more to function effectively and efficiently.

Board Policy Resources

Establishing and maintaining effective, clearly-written policy is a board's foremost responsibility.

Budget and Finance Resources

Guidance in understanding school budgets and the state's funding of public education and links to OSBA's financial and insurance services.

Community Relations Resources

Tips to help boards work with the public to encourage understanding, guidance, and active involvement in education.

Employee Management Resources

Information to assist you in developing or improving systems to achieve better relationships with employees.

Executive Search Resources

Guidance for districts with the process of hiring a superintendent or president and links to current executive vacancies.

Improving Education Resources

Best practices and research to improve student achievement and make data-based decisions.

Legal Resources

General information to help boards and staff keep up-to-date on the legal issues in education.

Legislative and Advocacy Resources

Tools to be better grassroots advocates for education.