Do Board members receive training? Is it required?
Training for Board members is available through self study, intergovernmental presentations, and the Illinois Association of School Boards. This year, the Illinois legislation mandated training for all new Board members in the areas of governance, school finance, school law and the Open Meetings Act. We are pleased to report that training is something which the Geneva Board has committed to prior to this action. Four of the current Board have Master Board Member status, meaning that they have acquired a certain quota of hours in training. All Board members have participated in training of some nature in the current year. In addition, new Board members receive an orientation to the Board and District as well as being assigned an experienced Board member as a mentor. Biographical information
for all Board members can be found on our website.