The Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District would like to congratulate Board of Education members Jamie Ballew and Josh Gettinger for their participation in the Essential New Board Member Certification training sponsored by the Missouri School Boards’ Association. The 18.5 hours of training required of new board members in their first year of service combined online independent study with onsite interactive sessions.
The district administration and their fellow board members shared their achievement and congratulated Mrs. Ballew and Mr. Gettinger at the Nov. 15, 2022, Board of Education meeting, where superintendent Dr. Flieg presented them their Certificates of Achievement.
This new board member certification training places a strong emphasis on improving student achievement by providing guidance to board members on appropriate ways to evaluate and influence student performance in their local districts. Other topics addressed effective board operations, including information on the role of the school board in providing oversight of a school district, an overview of legal issues, techniques for establishing school district policy, fundamentals of school finance, protecting students from sexual misconduct, and the important role the school board plays in establishing school district goals and monitoring progress.