It is disheartening how much of this 4-hr required training for school board members is essentially ‘cover your ass,’ or ‘how to not get sued.’
There’s also an enormous amount of time talking about how you can fire teachers / admin, and what the legal restrictions are on doing so. There is nothing on how you hire more good teachers, or why you might want diverse teachers, or….well. You get the idea.
We’re being asked to make decisions on school board policy. It would be nice if a significant portion of the training was focused on actual school board policy, and how to make it well.