Board Bootcamp Fellowship

SF Parent Action runs a 5-session Board of Education leadership program focused on parent recruitment, training, and support to impart important knowledge of what it takes to serve on and run for the Board of Education. Read our press release from our program launch in February of 2023, or this piece in EdSource written by two of our program graduates: Parents should get more involved with their local school board; here's how

This successful program launched in February 2023 with our inaugural cohort of 10 amazing public school parent leaders, and is launching a second cohort during the winter of 2023-24. More details about the program follow below.

Would you like to enroll in a future program? Email [email protected]

Are you able to donate to support a future Fellow? Donate to support this program here.

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Program Details

  • Learn what it takes to serve on the SF Board of Education
  • 5 monthly sessions with in-person graduation
  • Expert facilitation with focus on leadership skills + information that will help you decide if running for "BOE" is for you
  • Exposure to and connections with the people who know what it takes to run an effective campaign for elected office in S.F. AND be an excellent student-centered leader!

Key Dates

Session 1

  • California and S.F. context: The public education system and how school districts work

Session 2

  • A Day-in-the-Life of a Board of Education Commissioner

Session 3

  • What Makes an Effective School Board Commissioner

Session 4

  • How to Be an Effective Leader for Educational Equity and Excellence

Session 5

  • What it looks like to Campaign for Office in San Francisco
  • Final session, with in-person graduation

Sessions 2-4 meet over Zoom; Session 1 and 5 are in-person. All sessions are 90 minutes, except 3-hour initial session and 2-hour final session

Members of all political parties and affiliations are welcome to participate in this program

Information for 2023-24 Fellows

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