Attend a School Board Meeting

The success of a democracy is predicated on educated citizens. A district's school board is instrumental in determining the quality of its schools. While school boards differ from state to state, they typically are responsible for things like:

  • hiring principals, determining the curricula and books to be used, and

  • setting school policy for such things as dress code, school hours, and disciplinary matters.

Most school boards are elected. Attending the school board meeting in one's school district is a great way to assess the quality of its elected members, to understand the types of issues being considered, and to provide in-person input or feedback on local school issues. .

School Boards typically meet once of twice a month and usually have a time set aside for public input. Attending these type meetings also often leads to further involvement

Attend School Board Meeting