TASA/TASB Convention October Austin, Texas 2-4, 2015

New School Board Member Seminar

Start your first Convention experience off by joining other newly elected school board members for networking and education. New board members will leave with an instant network and support as well as a list of suggested sessions to attend.

Powered by TASB ISD, this session fulfills TASB ISD sessions Boardsmanship, Teamwork and School Law Basics.


7-7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Program (includes lunch)

This session will focus on the job of a school board member, why it is important for trustees to act as a board rather than as individuals, what makes a team effective, and how each member can contribute to that effectiveness. Participants will discuss how to handle the personal and public demands that come with their new job. They’ll also learn the board’s basic roles and responsibilities and how their duties differ from those of the superintendent. Key team procedures, communication strategies, and ethical behavior are explored as ways to help new board members gain trust and get things accomplished quicker. New board members will also learn how to avoid nepotism and financial conflicts of interest. Plenty of tips and tools for new trustees are included as resources.

No additional fee is required; however, advance registration is necessary, and participation is limited.

Questions? Contact Ronika Nash.