The mission of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association is to promote excellence in school board governance through leadership, service and advocacy for public education.

Evaluating the performance of the school board helps look at the board as a whole and gains a better understanding of what it means to be an effective school board.

Why should a school director engage in a self-assessment? Many school directors wonder if their board is performing at a high level, well in order to identify your strengths and opportunities you must first conduct an assessment. A board self-assessment can open up a discussion about board roles and responsibilities and how to strengthen communication and understanding among board members. A school board’s willingness to participate in a self-assessment indicates that board members take their responsibility seriously, and board discussions the stem from a self-assessment can lead to a stronger school board. A well-educated board can deliver results for a district and provide a well-rounded education for all students.

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