Continuing Education Courses

Download the MSBA 2022-2023 Training & Development Schedule 


Continuing Education Overview 


Training is one of the most important services provided by MSBA. Continuous learning focused on improving our schools and student achievement is quite important for all education professionals.   

While training is board-member focused, MSBA welcomes superintendents and other district leaders to join in the sessions. MSBA believes and advocates that superintendents and boards must work together as a TEAM to improve schools.   

Board members are provided regionally scheduled evening and Saturday courses to satisfy state requirements for earning six (6) hours of continuing education annually. At least two 3-hour courses are provided each year, examining timely issues and areas of need.  


2022-2023 CBD Topics

Experience is often called “the best teacher.” Usually, that means that we have had to learn something by making mistakes. But wouldn’t it be nice to learn before mistakes are made? MSBA’s 2022-2023 CBD modules use experiences of school boards to help participants learn the correct way to handle a wide variety of school board situations. 

  • The Board's Role in Improving Student Achievement 
    Excellence in the classroom begins with excellence in the boardroom. School boards direct the affairs of the school district through its policy function, as well as its overall vision for the school district. Self-evaluation provides valuable information and insight for the board’s own internal use as it seeks to refine its performance. The board’s contribution to the overall school district cannot be assumed. The contribution must be assessed against the board’s pre-determined goals and values and modified as appropriate. This module focuses on the board self-evaluation tools for improvement.

  • How Effective Boards Use Self-Evaluation for Student Improvement 
    Improving student achievement requires strong and effective leadership at the governance table. The role of school boards in improving student achievement requires strategic policymaking that places a great emphasis on student learning. Effective school boards plan, set vision and goals, create conditions, and distribute resources for student success. This module focuses on the role of the school board in aligning resources, adopting policies, and making decisions that promote high student achievement.  






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