Workshop for School Board Candidates at GSU

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education (MILE) at Governors State University is offering a free workshop for people interested in serving on their local school boards on Saturday, October 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The work of our school boards is important for our children and our communities,” said Alicia McCray, Director of MILE and President of Matteson School District 162 School Board. “This workshop gives potential candidates to these positions the opportunity to learn what will be expected and asked of them as educational leaders.”

The workshop presents an overview of the roles and responsibilities of school board members, including ethics and school law, fundamentals of school finance, and working effectively with the school superintendent, as well as how effective school leaders can enhance student achievement, support financial stability, and contribute to the quality of life in a community.

Presenters include experienced and successful school board members. Attendees will receive a packet of the necessary forms required to run for school board office.

The workshop will be conducted in room D1496, at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, or to register, call (708)534-4024.