Your local school board serves the community by overseeing policies, operations, and planning for your local school system. Having a school board allows a school to keep operational decisions in the hands of local citizens who have their community’s best interests in mind, rather than handing off authority to far-away “experts” or a centralized government institution.
While the school board makes many decisions that impact your child and school staff, they are obligated to work within the statutes set forth by the legislative branch of your state government. Plus, since most school board members are elected, their decisions should represent the priorities of parents and other local citizens.
Below you’ll find a growing list of resources to encourage your local school boards and keep them accountable.