Next OCSBA Delegates' meeting:

wednesday, March 3, 2021

With Guest Speaker Regent Frances Wills


Meeting LOG-ON info shared with district clerks & Ocsba delegates

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Good School Board Member?

"Education cannot be expected to solve everything, but it is increasingly clear that it is the one social institution

that has the potential to make a major difference for humanity in a troubled world." 

From The Governance Core by Davis Campbell & Michael Fullan


Educating our children is essential to the well-being of our local communities and to the success of our nation.  While it can be a complex challenge, it can also be one of the most rewarding public services in which a person may engage.  If you are considering running for election to your local school board of education,

please join us for a free virtual workshop to learn about the roles, responsibilities, time commitments, and decisions of school boards. 

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED*; the Zoom link and materials will be emailed to you prior to your meeting date.

Our WORKSHOP FOR PROSPECTIVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS is being offered at two different times.  Choose the session that works best with your schedule:

Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.



Orange County School Boards Association provides its members with locally scheduled meetings, professional development programs, forums for the exchange of information and ideas, opportunities to discuss issues of current concern, and important networking with area colleagues.

Each school board designates a delegate to attend association meetings.  However, all board members and superintendents are welcome and encouraged to attend our sessions.

  • To promote and encourage cooperation between the various school boards in the interest of better education.

  • To provide an exchange of information on school issues.

  • To hold conferences, workshops, and seminars for its members.

  • To provide a permanent organization which will voice the wishes of its members on legislation and other matters.

  • To assist its members in every possible way with their school board concerns.

  • To further the mutual objectives of this Association and the New York State School Boards Association.

  • Convenes membership meetings locally and at NYSSBA functions where topics of mutual concern are presented and discussed.

  • Provides forums for presenting and exchanging ideas and information.

  • Develops a legislative program and organizes lobbying efforts with legislators.

  • Provides in-service training and workshops for members.

  • Provides members with informational newsletters, memos, and updates.

  • Develops and maintains important coalitions to further the objectives of the Association.

Member Boards of Education 

Chester, Cornwall,

Florida, Goshen,

Greenwood Lake,

Highland Falls, Kiryas Joel

Marlboro, Middletown,

Minisink Valley,


Newburgh, OU-BOCES,

Pine Bush, Port Jervis

Tuxedo, Valley Central,

Warwick, Washingtonville