Engage Your School Board with a Board Portal
How to Use a Board Portal to Engage Your School Board

By Dustin McKissen, June 30, 2016

An engaged board is important to the success of any organization. But for school districts, engagement is particularly important. School boards deal with far too many critical issues to risk having members who aren’t passionately engaged in the work the district is doing to improve the learning environment and outcomes for students.

But how do you increase engagement?

One great place to start is by using a board portal to make it easier to fulfill the duties of a school board member.

Remember, school board members are donating their limited time and resources. Any time board members must spend tracking down minutes, finding out what they were supposed to accomplish between meetings, or finding out when the next meeting is scheduled is time they could have spent trying to advocate for your school and its students.

Having to track down an agenda and figure out where he or she can find the minutes of the last meeting is not why volunteers commit their time.

One way to prevent the routine duties of board meetings from becoming a source of disengagement is to use BoardPaq and its features that make it easier to access agendas and minutes, have dialogue with fellow board members, and vote on important issues affecting your school district.

The first step to increasing board member engagement is using a board portal to make it easier for board members to engage.

Schedule a demo today, and find out why BoardPaq is the board portal of choice for a growing number of school districts!

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Dustin McKissen is the founder of McKissen + Company, an association management and marketing firm. He is a Certified Association Executive and has served as an executive or consultant to a wide variety trade associations, professional societies, and nonprofits.
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