Board Operations Resources

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

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Oregon Lighthouse Project

An introduction to the Lighthouse Project, a research-based curriculum designed to help boards develop leadership in student achievement.

New board member resources

Resources for New Board Members

Ask Betsy's Team

OSBA staff answers your most frequently asked questions about board governance and meetings.

Leadership Institute

The demands on board members have grown. Now you can earn certificates of recognition in leadership achievement that reflect your growing importance.

Superintendent/President Evaluation

OSBA provides superintendent/president evaluations for K-12, ESD and community colleges.

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Board Operations Publications

Avoiding Dysfunction in the Boardroom

This course will review the board’s role in preventing and resolving significant conflict in the boardroom.

Becoming a Better Board Member

Designed to give you an easy-to-understand guide to the workings of a school board. Considered THE source of information, this resource gives you everything you'll need to be a board member.

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Board Operations Related Links

American School Board Journal

Editorially independent education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association.

National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States.

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