School Board Partners is different.


Big change calls for brave people. That’s why we’ve established a supportive community to lead the charge in creating better, more empowered school boards and educational systems.

Find Your People

We know that the proof is in the pudding, so we help leaders be effective on multiple fronts. From skill-building to our unique governance model, we push for more accountable and equitable school boards.

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Good school board governance and student-first policies clear the way for research-based, high-quality interventions and environments to create better experiences and outcomes for students.

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School Board Partners is different.

Resources and Support for Today’s Diverse Leaders

School boards were originally created for a different time and different people. At our national nonprofit, we’ve re-imagined empowerment and resources for modern public school leaders: elected school board members who better represent their communities and fight for equity and excellence for all public school students. In addition to a road map to success, we provide a community of support for change agents who want to dramatically improve the environments, experiences and outcomes for students.

Our Collective Power Conference 2024

Join us in San Antonio, Texas - July 12-14, 2024. Registration is now open!

Our Collective Power is not your typical school board conference; we curate an intentional and shared event that is 100% centered on the experiences and needs of elected school board members from across the country. Our attendees will have exclusive access to the valuable knowledge, practical tools, and personal networks needed to drive change in the districts they represent.

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Reach Out!

Join our community of change agents. There are many options to engage with us depending on where you are in your school board journey. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll provide you with more information.

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Get the most from School Board Partners

Become a School Board Partners Member to maximize your impact while serving on your local school board. As an elected official, you only have a few years to enact real change for kids; let us help. 

  • Join a community of change agents
  • Access resources like our entire Empowered Governance Toolkit and example policies for school boards
  • Receive office hours for personalized support
  • Enjoy discounts on our national conference and consulting fees

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Tools for Change

Policy writing is one of our priorities. In fact, Empowered Governance is the only school board governance model that provides exemplar policies and a complete road map for school board members to follow in order to improve outcomes in your District. Sign-up for a free account to access four Policy Toolkits.

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Report: Empty Seats at Powerful Tables

The State of School Boards in America

To help school boards evolve into institutions oriented toward justice, we must better understand who serves on them, their priorities and challenges, and what supports they need. To that end, we conducted a large-scale, first-of-its-kind survey of elected school board members from across the country. Our analysis focuses on elected leaders of color.

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School Board Partners Fellowship

We work with individual school board members, focusing on their skills, knowledge, and mindset by providing multiple supports in a one-year fellowship structure.

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