The USBA Leadership Academy is designed to provide training in a variety of areas necessary to be an effective school board member. USBA has recongnized that the public expects school board members to be effective leaders of our schools.
Making the right decisions requires knowledge about education and the governance process, understandings not usually possessed by citizens elected or appointed to the board. Consequently, to be effective, each board member must acquire, through experience and education the information and skills needed to govern the school system.
The USBA officers and the Board of Directors have conducted an excellent Leadership Academy for over a decade. Each year that the Academy is held, it undergoes a careful evaluation to continue those items that the most recent participants ranked the highest. Additional input for new programs is also gathered and developed for the next Academy. We feel the Academy has something to offer every board member, not just new ones.