It is the policy of the District to encourage and support Board members’ efforts to remain knowledgeable about their roles and the issues with which they deal.

Individual Board members will take advantage of opportunities to understand their roles, education issues in general, school programs, State Department of Education functions and legislative activities. The Board Chair, with the assistance of the Superintendent, will be responsible for assuring that information on leadership development opportunities is available to all members.

New members will participate in a district orientation session and other opportunities designed to familiarize themselves with all aspects of Board operation.

Members who take part in workshops and seminars offered by Associated School Boards of South Dakota and other organizations will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses related to participation in training activities provided prior approval is obtained from the Board and funds for these purposes are available.