Course Profile

Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members 2.2* 0


This four-hour professional development leadership course fulfills the training requirement contained in the school code.

This training must occur within the first year of their term of office and must be on the topics of education law, labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities.

Learning Objectives

This course provides an introduction to the topics covered. It has the following segments that will each take approximately 75 minutes to complete, except that the fourth segment will take approximately 15 minutes:

  1. Education law. This is a broad area of the law. In fact, school lawyers often feel like general practitioners as they handle many areas of law but for only one type of client.
  2. Labor law. This covers personnel law, professional employees, administrators, education reform, collective bargaining, and more.
  3. Financial oversight and accountability. This covers budget, revenue sources, expenditures, and more.
  4. Fiduciary responsibility. This covers the individual responsibilities of a board member to his or her district, including conflict of interest and acting as a trustee.

Also covered in this course is PERA training, required for board members prior to voting on a dismissal based on an "optional alternative evaluation dismissal process for PERA evaluations."

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be prompted to print course certificate.  The certificate should be signed and submitted to the school district in order to verify compliance with the statutory training requirement.

Successful completion of this course will count as one LeaderShop Academy credit.