Resources for Board Candidates
public service on your local school board? Running for the Athens ISD
school board can be an exciting and at times challenging experience.
TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) and the Athens ISD wish to
assist potential candidates in learning more about the job of a school
board so an informed decision can be made about running. For more
information about the school board members duties visit TASB’s resources
for new board members at http://www.tasb.org/Services/Leadership-Team-Services/Resources/For-New-Board-Members.aspx
you have questions about how schools are operated in your district,
the superintendent or experienced trustees, especially the board
president, are important sources of information. Another important
source is the district's policy manual, a key tool in understanding the
requirements imposed by law upon the school district, as well as the
paths the board of trustees has chosen within the discretion permitted
the board by state and federal law and regulation.
information and publications with details about campaign laws and
regulations, including campaign finance and advertising, the following
links to several state agencies are provided to assist you.
Serving on a Board: An Insiders Guide to Board Service for School Board Candidates:
recorded video Webcast, designed especially for people considering a
run for the school board, provides perspectives from experienced board
members on what it is like to be on a board.
http://www.tasb.org/services/lts/resources/board_candidates/candidate_training.aspx A Guide for School Board Candidates
This document, updated annually, summarizes the duties of a school
board member, procedures for seeking an elected board position, and
services offered by TASB in support of effective school governance.
Order it from the TASB Store at http://store.tasb.org
or directly from the link below: http://store.tasb.org/products/Guide-for-School-Board-Candidates.html
AISD web address: www.athensisd.net
TASB web address: www.tasb.org