The world, Wisconsin, and the expectations of public education are changing. If school district leaders expect to be successful in this climate, they need to reconsider their leadership strategies. The traditional top-down leadership style that worked in the past is not effective in the current climate. Instead, leaders need to develop the same 21st century communication skills we now expect from students. The governance consultants at WASB are committed to developing board members’ capacity to lead their districts’ efforts to implement change that will lead to improved student achievement.
The Key Work of School Boards is to improve student achievement and increase community engagement to promote student achievement. The Key Work framework, developed by the National School Board Association in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, serves as the core curriculum for WASB board governance development.