Area school board candidates and interested citizens can learn more about the demands and rewards of school board service by participating in a free Webinar presented by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The workshop will be presented on the internet on February 26, March 6, and March 24 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CST.
The workshop will provide interested community members and individuals thinking about running for the board with a better understanding of what is involved in being elected and serving as a local trustee. Mark McHargue, a senior consultant with TASB and former school board member and election lawyer, will explain board members' key responsibilities and outline the qualities necessary for effective service.
Topics to be covered include how serving as a board member can add value to the education process in your community, what it's like to be a trustee, key responsibilities of the board, division authority with staff, how to campaign constructively, and where to find more information about being a candidate. The workshop also will include interviews with other experienced school board members highlighting the many aspects of board service.
The workshop is open to anyone at no charge, however, registration is required. For details or to register, check the TASB website at LTS.tasb.org/candidates. For more information, call Mark McHargue in TASB's Leadership Team Services at 512-467-0222, extension 6163.