Effective Board members understand their duties and role in providing leadership to ensure quality education.
EFFECTIVE BOARD MEMBER PRACTICES
Understand the importance of teamwork, that progress can best be made by the Board as a unit.
Adopt a positive attitude in the conduct of their business; support the Board's policies and rules for the school/public library systems and work through established channels to effect change.
Understand, appreciate and respect the roles of all members of the education community.
Establish an environment of trust within the Board and school system.
Establish an accountability system that enables the Board to concentrate on outcomes, rather than on methods and procedures.
Understand the importance of open communication with everyone.
Carry out their responsibilities with a high degree of integrity.
Operate with fairness, firmness, stability, consistency and integrity.