Welcome to the USBA Power Up Program.
The goal of the MBA program is to educate new and experienced board members through USBA Power Up online training and active participation. The program is designed for members to complete one of the following sections per year: Strategic Learning, Continuing Education, Professional Improvement and Advanced Development. Once board members have mastered all four years, the Advanced Development section will be repeated for the rest of the board members tenure.
Complete required training online at www.usbapowerup.com and keep track of your progress with our USBA Power Up website.
Keep up to date on current policies that affect school board governance, such as sunshine laws and school community councils.
Five Areas of Achievement
Local school boards support opportunities for professional development to ensure higher functioning school board members.
Local school boards are advocates for public education.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Local school boards collaborate with community partners to identify and solve problems along with developing new strategies to achieve desired results based on trust and mutual respect.
Local school boards are held accountable to the community and state for student performance and quality learning environments.
FOUNDATION OF EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE
Local school boards provide leadership through effective policy, fiscally sound budgets, transparent actions, open and accessible meetings and the hiring of highly qualified superintendents.