The Washington State School Directors’ Association offers these guidebooks, manuals, and publications. If you don’t see the materials you are looking for, please contact the WSSDA office at 360-890-5781 or email@example.com.
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Reviews basic conflict of interest issues, with emphasis on structuring district policies and board practices to comply with state law when board members or superintendents have an ongoing personal financial interest in their district’s operations.
A resource for school directors as they navigate their roles and responsibilities related to school district budgeting and collective bargaining. Production of this publication was informed by unprecedented participation levels in feedback sessions throughout Washington at WSSDA Regional Meetings following the 2018 collective bargaining season.
This guide is a handy reference listing the acronyms school directors are most likely to hear.
Advocacy is one of the primary responsibilities of a school board member. This 62-page manual covers the fundamentals of advocacy in the community and with state and federal legislators/policymakers. Includes tips on organizing advocacy programs and working with the news media.
This short, two-page flyer explains what a school board does, what characteristics make for a great school board member, and how to file to run for the local school board.
Focuses on provisions of the State Open Public Meetings Act, and addresses other legal requirements and nonlegal issues surrounding effective and responsible public meetings.
For new and prospective school board members. Topics include the governance role of school boards, the board-superintendent relationship, leadership techniques, ethics, employee relations, legal requirements, and education reform.
Standards for School Boards and School Directors, developed by the WSSDA Board Standards Task Force.