What characteristics should school board members have?

09/24/2013 | Edutopia.org

Candidates for school boards should be willing to share governance, support -- and challenge -- administrators when appropriate and be responsive to parents' concerns, suggests former educator, school board member and parent Mark Phillips. In this blog post, Phillips shares insights about the characteristics he looks for when voting for board candidates during election season. "It isn't easy finding good people to run for what is usually an unpaid, time intensive and highly challenging job," he writes.

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