Column: District 518 board members learn plenty at state conference
January 30, 2017
WORTHINGTON — Have you ever wondered where school board members get information about their roles and responsibilities and the decisions they make? One place is the 96th annual Minnesota School Boards Association’s (MSBA) Leadership Conference, an event designed for school board members to add to their understanding and to hear and discuss new ideas in education.
Closing her remarks with “Let not our differences separate us but let them bring us together to do great things for our students,” Miranda Baird, the National School Boards Association president — an inner-city woman from Los Angeles — opened the conference discussing the need for equity in education, relating how she went from feeling she had no value as a child to knowing she had value and the ability to achieve her potential.