The Certified Board Member Program is comprised of several training sessions designed to meet the developmental needs of individual board members. Training sessions within the core focus primarily on information giving and skill development. Each training session is designed specifically for board members and addresses the topics from a policy leader’s perspective.
The three (3) mandatory training components (FORUMS) combine with the three (3) curricular area components to ensure a board member obtains a well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.
A minimum of 96 points (1 point = 1 hour of training) are required to receive the CBM distinction. Participation is voluntary but highly recommended. To RETAIN the distinction, members must complete 15 hours in the 3 content areas within the calendar year and submit points no later than January 31 of the following year.
24 of the 96 points must be earned through prescribed training offered by FSBA in the curricular areas of School Finance, Policy Governance, and Personnel and Bargaining Issues. These topics cover an extensive amount of material and are offered annually in a Forum format. Attendance at the Finance 2.0 Forum does not satisfy the CBM requirement to attend the original Finance Forum.