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Indiana School Boards Association to Host Series of School Board Candidate Forums

The Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA) will host a series of School Board Candidate Forums starting July 11 for potential candidates thinking about running for their local school board.

Six forums will be held in-person at locations around the state, and one will be offered online. All seven sessions are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:45 p.m. (local time).

The candidate forums are designed to help potential school board candidates better understand the role, responsibilities, and legal parameters of school board service. Participants will leave equipped with basic knowledge of what to expect if elected. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to ask questions.

These forums will be conducted by Steve Horton, Director of Board Services, and Lisa Tanselle, General Counsel, or Julie Slavens, Senior Counsel/Director of Policy Services.

To register, visit https://www.isba-ind.org/calendar-at-a-glance.html and select which forum you would like to attend. Each registration is $35.

The dates and locations are:

July 11:

West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School Library (Door 1), 1105 N Grant St., West Lafayette, IN 47906

July 14:

Merrillville High School Freshman Center Lecture Hall (Entrance J), 276 E. 68th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410

July 18:

Northrop High School Bruin Room (Door 3), 7001 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825

July 19:

Virtual

July 21:

Jasper High School LGI Room (Door 1), 1600 St. Charles St., Jasper, IN 47546

July 25:

Scottsburg High School Commons (Door 2), 500 South Gardner St., Scottsburg, IN 47170

August 9:

MSD of Pike Township’s Central Elementary School (Main Entrance), 7001 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268

ISBA provides a full range of professional development and training opportunities to help board members govern effectively. At dozens of events throughout the year, ISBA informs and educates board members about best practices, legislative issues, policy development, and school law.