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Board of Education Self-Analysis

The Missouri Association of Rural Education supports member school districts by offering training to new school board members and advising boards of education about their responsibilities as members.

MARE has developed a board of education self-analysis exercise that outlines the characteristics of effective boardsmanship.  It involves a board member providing confidential feedback regarding his/her individual views on the practices and procedures that makes him/her an effective member and the practices of other fellow board members.

The basic premise for understanding each individuals responsibilities as board members lies in the following beliefs:

  • I initiate and establish policy.

  • I am responsible for the hiring, disciplining, terminating and promoting of personnel.

  • I am charged with overseeing and approval of the district's finances.

  • I interpret the values of the community in the decision making process.

If your board of education would like a confidential board evaluation and the follow up discussion about the findings, please contact MARE Executive Director, 710 N. College Ave.  Suite C, Warrensburg, Missouri  64093, phone (660) 747 8050.