Board Basics: Overview

School board members have a major responsibility for helping to ensure access to high-quality education for all Colorado students. The current expectations and requirements for boards creates a need for the knowledge, understanding and skills to lead effectively. The scope of responsibility is broad and deep. Decisions are often complex and the outcomes have high stakes.

In this section, we provide guidance and information for leadership and service, as well as the basic tools and resources board members need to serve efficiently and effectively. This section also informs board members of the legal structures, statutory requirements and ethical standards for board service in the state of Colorado.