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School Board Workshop Educates Present And Future Members

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Magic Valley residents who are interested in becoming a school board member met with area superintendents tonight to discuss the nuts and bolts of school board duties.

Passion and commitment to improve a school district is why Castleford School Board Member Lisa Knudson ran four years ago.

"I love being on the board and part of change and part of new direction and part of innovation for schools and part of things that are tough choices. When we make a decision I always think of my own kids” School Board Member Lisa Knudson, Castleford School District.

Knudson isn't done yet, that's why she is running again in may for another term on the board. The district superintendents association hosted a workshop to educate the public about the position.

"It's always important to relook at it and making sure you're doing the right thing and the training is so important because it teaches our board members how to handle a situation when things are going on and direct them into the right channel” said Knudson.

Residents learned about the foundation for success, finance details about school districts, and what it takes to be a school board member."

"The main thing school board members do is set the broad policies for the district; they don't manage the day-to-day operations of a school district. They provide the vision and leadership for were the school wants to go” said Superintendent Rob Waite, Shoshone School District.

If you're interested in running for a school board member position in Twin Falls County. March 22, 2013 by 5pm is the last day to file for candidacy.


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