IASB In-District Workshop:
How does your board work align with the Foundational Principles of Effective Governance? An IASB-facilitated Board Governance Review (a type of school board self-evaluation) allows the board to assess its own work against these key standards. Board members and the superintendent are surveyed in advance allowing field services staff to facilitate a board discussion regarding what is going well and how you can improve.
Board Governance Review
Every board can benefit from a self-evaluation. The self-evaluation process can provide preventive maintenance to alleviate issues before they become problems, or it can be a problem-solving tool. It can help the board to further strengthen things it already does well and address areas of challenge. The best school boards recognize that for them to be effective, they need to take responsibility for their processes and work.
A Board Governance Review is a type of Board Self-Evaluation. The Illinois Open Meetings Act allows boards to meet in closed session for the purpose of board self-evaluation “when meeting with a representative of a statewide association of which the public body is member.” 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(16).