School Board Policy 212 -
School Board Member Development

Adopted: November 13, 1995
Revised: December 14, 2009

REVISED: June 10, 2019
Revised: July 13, 2020
Revised: April 10, 2023

I. Purpose 

In recognition of the need for continuing inservice training and development for its members, the purpose of this policy is to encourage the members of the School Board to participate in professional development activities designed for them so that they may perform their responsibilities.

II. General Statement of Policy 

A. New School Board members will be provided the opportunity and encouragement to attend the orientation and training sessions sponsored by the Minnesota School Boards Association. School Board members will be provided the opportunity to receive training in school finance and management developed in consultation with

B. All School Board members are encouraged to participate in School Board and related workshops and activities sponsored by local, state and national school boards associations, as well as in the activities of other educational groups.

C. School board members are expected to report back to the School Board with materials of interest gathered at the various meetings and workshops.

D. The School Board will reimburse the necessary expenses of all School Board members who attend meetings and conventions pertaining to school activities and the objectives of the School Board, within the approved policy and budget allocations of the school district relating to the reimbursement of expenses involving the attendance at workshops and conventions.

Legal References: 
Minn. Stat. § 123B.09, Subd. 2 (Boards of Independent School Districts)

Cross References: 
WBLASB Policy 214 (Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members)
WBLASB Policy 412 (Expense Reimbursement)