Board Training

Middle Georgia RESA can provide the following training options for school board members.  Feel free to call our office for more information:  478-988-7170.

Maintaining a Focus on Student Success: The Strategic Planning Process: This training is designed to provide an understanding of the Strategic Improvement Process while fulfilling requirements of Georgia Law (20-2-230b) which mandates that all veteran board members receive at least 6 hours of training annually.

Specific Course Objectives Include:

  • Understanding State-Wide Performance Standards
  • Using Leading and Lagging Data Indicators to inform the decision making process
  • Understanding and monitoring the Continuous Improvement Process
  • Removing and anticipating barriers to successful implementation of Strategic Planning
  • Aligning Policies to Support Goals
  • Communicating Goals and Results

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Whole Board Governance Training:  This training will equip new board members to effectively fulfill their duties as servants in the role of School Board Member while fulfilling requirements of Georgia Law (20-2-230(b)) and SBOE 160-5-1-.36 and Training Requirements for Members of Local Boards of Education.   The purpose of this training is to enhance the effectiveness of the governance team based upon the training needs identified in the Governance Team Training Plan submitted to GDOE.  Training topics may include, but not be limited to:

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ethics, Conflicts of Interests, Nepotism
  • School Board Meetings
  • School Law
  • Superintendent Evaluation
  • School Board Self-Assessment
  • Introduction to State-Wide Performance Standards (Standards Core Curriculum Training)
  • Education Finance (generally accepted accounting principles, and budgeting)
  • Board and Community Relations
  • Maintaining a Focus on Student Success:  The Strategic Planning Process
  • Topic(s) Requested by District

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Code of Ethics for Local School Board Members: This training will provide an overview of the statewide model code of ethics and assist local boards of education in understanding and adopting these as minimal ethical standards.  A strong correlation will be made between how specific standards and elements influence the decision making process and personal conduct, including potential conflicts of interests and nepotism.

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Superintendent Evaluation Process: This training is designed to equip local Board Members with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to support effective collaboration in the development of and adherence to a superintendent evaluation process that is based on clear, written measurable performance targets and indicators that are aligned with the school system’s strategic goals while fulfilling requirements of Georgia Law 20-2-230b which mandates that all veteran board members receive at least 6 hours of training annually.