What is a School Board? Addressing the challenging times faced by school leaders in which there are a vast range of misconceptions around school board leadership and the board’s authorities and responsibilities, PSBA offers a website as a resource for school districts to inform their communities. Check out: WhatisaSchoolBoard.com. We encourage school districts to include a link on their websites, social media and parent communications. We hope that by informing your public, this may help ease some of the tensions that stem from misunderstanding.