OSBA offering assistance to school board candidates

COLUMBUS — The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) is working to help individuals running for a school board seat in November understand more about what the role entails.

OSBA will be conducting five regional Board Candidate Workshops in August and September. Veteran staff will lead board candidates through a concise and valuable program to help them better understand the everyday roles and responsibilities of school board members, as well as the legal aspects of being a board member. The cost to attend is $95.

Following is the schedule for the workshops:

• Aug. 27 — Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

• Sept. 1 — Hilton Garden Inn, Miamisburg, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

• Sept. 2 — Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

• Sept. 10 — Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, Athens, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

• Sept. 12 — OSBA Offices, Columbus, 9 a.m.-noon

To register, contact Laurie Miller, OSBA senior events manager, at (614) 540-4000, (800) 589-OSBA or [email protected]

This year’s general election is Nov. 3. The legal qualifications for school board members are that the person is a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district for at least 30 days preceding the election and registered to vote in the school district for at least 30 days preceding the election.

In its 60th year, OSBA leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions.