New Board Members

Welcome new school board members!

From mandated training, meetings, working with the superintendent, and learning the work of the board, IASB is prepared to assist you in gaining the knowledge and skills to become an effective school board member. This webpage serves as a guide to information and resources to help you carry out your duties and develop your leadership skills throughout your journey as a school board member.

Map Your Journey

Download and use IASB’s New Board Member Roadmap to help guide you through your first year. IASB’s Roadmap to Success was developed to guide your first year with information on the New Board Member Training Bundle, Waypoint Webinars for new members, and additional learning opportunities provided by IASB.


Chart Your Course

The New Board Member Online Training Bundle sets you on the road to success and includes three courses produced by IASB for new board members:

  1. The Basics of Governance
  2. Open Meetings Act (OMA)
  3. Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members
IASB will include the new, state mandated trauma-informed practices content within the Professional Development Leadership Training, available at the Online Learning Center after April 3, 2023.

Learn more about the New Board Member Online Training Bundle.

Register for the New Board Member Online Training Bundle.

Attend Waypoint Webinars

A series of webinars that focus on what you will learn over the first six months of your board experience will take place after the April 4 election. Webinar topics and dates will be available soon.



Resources to understand the role of board members and the work of the board

IASB has a variety of training resources to facilitate school board governance and policy work including the Foundational Principles of Effective Governance, Code of Conduct, and building the board team.

Additional reading 

Have a question?

As a new board member, you're bound to have a few questions. Reach out to your Association for support and resources needed for a successful journey.