What am I getting into?
A school board member has several basic duties, including coming prepared for and participating in school board meetings; staying informed of school district issues by engaging in training, and following confidentiality and other laws. Be prepared to share opinions, respectfully listen to others and make decisions based on evidence. Advocate on behalf of students, the district and public education.
Although sometimes perceived as a “thankless” job, the job of a school board member is critical, valuable and essential to the success and pulse of a school district and community. And, rather than thankless, many board members receive great satisfaction from their service.
Additional information can be found here: So You Want to be a School Board Member?