Expanding the expertise of school directors

WSSDA’s OnBoard training has grown substantially since it was introduced in 2019. Several learning experiences covering school finance, district budgets, and educational equity are available. And more topics are on the way. Being responsive to the needs of school directors has always been a high priority. Therefore, OnBoard is evolving to give directors more choices and greater flexibility.

The requirement to take an introductory course before other equity trainings has been removed. This change honors the lived and professional experience that directors may already have. The background of each school director is unique, and so is the expertise they bring with them.

The educational equity trainings that cover various aspects of diversity, inclusion, and cultural proficiency, specific to the school director role, are now available to take in any order. Starting in 2023, taking any two learning experiences will fulfill the legislative mandate for initial training in educational equity. Learn more at wssda.org/onboard.

This article was originally featured in the Spring 2023 issue of Direct. Visit wssda.org/direct to see all the latest issues.