School Boards to host educational academy

O’FALLON – Running a school district is a very complicated and, at times, confusing job. Members of the four local school district boards of education recognized this and have created a new program to help enlighten their peers about the different aspects of keeping a school district running.

The Boards of Education for O’Fallon District 90, Central 104, Shiloh 85 and OTHS 203 will be conducting a “Board Academy” over the next several months. 

John Wagnon, President of the District 90 Board of Education, said the program is designed to offer ongoing training and education for both elected school board members as well as those interested in perhaps joining a school board.

“The intent of this academy is to provide ongoing training for current board members but also allow new and prospective board members a chance to learn about several aspects of what a school board member does and is expected to do. School board members don’t have the opportunity to receive very much formal training, so the local boards organized this training program to allow for ongoing professional training,” Wagnon explained. 

The Board Academy is primarily targeted at current and prospective board members, but these sessions are open to anyone who wants to attend.