The local school board has an opening that will be filled before the next election cycle (so it will be an appointed position, not an elected one). The new member must be from my community, and I am thinking of submitting my name for an interview. This is a very small school district (in terms of the number of students), but large in geographic area. From what I hear, the board is very professional and the members work well together, so there does not seem to be issues of infighting and dysfunction. I'd imagine that budgets and preparing for potential school violence would be the biggest agenda items.
Does anyone here have experience serving on a school board? What types of issues did your board address? Is there a personal liability issue that I should ask about? Any suggestions on how I should prepare for the board interview?