For New School Directors
As a new member of your local school district board of directors, you join nearly 1,500 colleagues around the state who have stepped up to this important public service. Collectively, the districts you lead serve more than one million students, have a combined annual budget of $6 billion, and employ nearly 100,000 people.
As a school board member, you are automatically a member of the Washington State School Directors’ Association. WSSDA is your organization. It exists to provide advocacy, programs and services to support school boards in your efforts to improve student learning.
WSSDA offers many resources to help you and your board be as effective as possible in your governance role. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources as you familiarize yourself with the roles and responsibilities of school board service.
Below are links to information that will help you get started.
Introduction to School Board Service
Budget and Finance
Conflicts of Interest
Open Public Meetings
Leadership Development and Training
- Guide to Effective Advocacy
E-Clippings, Legislative Updates and Information Alerts
Help in Your Region
Thank you and welcome to school board service!