Local board members attend training

From left, Rick Foster, Kathleen Stacy, Charlie Bess, and Dave McFarland.
From left, Rick Foster, Kathleen Stacy, Charlie Bess, and Dave McFarland.

Four local Board of Education members recently attended the Ohio School Board Association’s Board Leadership Institute. Attending from Adams County were Mancher Local board members Rick Foster, Kathleen Stacy, and Dave McFarland, and Adams County Ohio Valley board member Charlie Bess.

OSBA’s Board Leadership Institute (BLI) is an annual professional development event designed by board members for board members. It provides new and veteran board members across Ohio information to help them guide their districts forward. The curriculum is planned at the Board Leadership Institute Focus Group meeting during the Capital Conference and, based on board members’ recommendations, further developed by OSBA staff. The two-day institute is the only leadership development event in the state designed exclusively for school board members.

BLI offers in-depth workshops taught by the leading experts on topics ranging from student achievement, finance and school law to legislative issues, curriculum and board development. The institute also features enlightening keynote speakers, networking luncheons, an on-site OSBA Bookstore and plenty of opportunities to share ideas and best practices with other board members and association staff.

Over 200 board members from across Ohio attended the training session, held April 29-30 at the Hilton Columbus.