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Training Questions

Can board members get all six hours in one day?
Yes. Board members may earn all six hours by attending one of the all-day Saturday workshops or one of the daylong statewide meetings. (The schedule includes 3-hour workshops during the evening hours.) There is also a possibility that board members may receive credit for attending certain, specially-planned meetings of regional school boards associations.

How long do I have to get my 6 hours required continuing education?
Board members have from July 1 to June 30 each year to get their required six (6) hours school board continuing education.

Can board development hours be carried over into next year?
No. Continuing board members must earn six (6) hours each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Board members who earn significantly more than the required hours will be included in the Board Member Honors Program.

What about new board members?
New board members are required to attend the 12-hour Basic Course within 6 months of their election/appointment to the school board. While new board members certainly may attend continuing education workshops and other board development opportunities, they must still complete the Basic Course, offered by MSBA.

What conferences will count for the required training?

  • The MSBA Annual Conference (total of 9 hours available)
  • The MSBA Fall Leadership Conference (total of 6 hours available)
  • The MSBA Legislative Update (total of 6 hours available)
  • Legal Hot Topics Seminar
  • Attendance at the NSBA Annual Conferences (national or regional) no longer meets the requirements for approved continuing education. But is will add in total hours for Board Development Honors program.







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