School Board Academy holds first meeting

The B.E.S.T. Committee hosted the first of ten training sessions Tuesday night, as part of their Board Training Academy.

The committee, formed in 2006, is comprised of superintendents, board members and community members that serve Shiloh District 85, O’Fallon District 90, Central District 104 and O’Fallon High School District 203.

The Board Training Academy looks to provide additional training to current board members, as well as community members who may be interested in serving on a school board in the future. The committee meetings and training academy sessions are open to the public.

Meetings will be held every other month, typically at the O’Fallon City Hall. This month’s meeting covered Board Governance, with presentations by current board presidents on policy development, board relations, communications and board policy. Future topics will include safety & security, school finance, student discipline & bullying, culturally responsive schools and strategic planning.