The mission of the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association is to provide leadership and support for its member districts.
In this role, the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association will:
Since its founding in 1962, the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA) has served board of education members in the 54 public school districts in the two-county area. School board members are unpaid, elected local officials who oversee and set policy for a public school district’s affairs, personnel, finances and properties. WPSBA works to improve the effectiveness of school boards and enhance our school districts by providing members with timely, informative programs on education issues, public policy, and board governance, as well as data analysis and advocacy and networking opportunities. The Association also serves a key leadership role through collaborations with other local and state organizations. To further support Boards of Education, WPSBA offers training, support and networking for district clerks in member districts.
WPSBA is an incorporated, member-driven 501(c)3 organization that is financed primarily through school district membership dues from its 54 school districts. Sixteen school board members serve on its Board of Directors. The immediate past president, two area superintendents of schools, the Director of the Westchester-East Putnam Region PTA, and the Regional Director for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) serve as liaisons to the WPSBA Board. The day-to-day operations are managed by the Executive Director, Program Coordinator, and a part-time Administrative Associate.
All member school boards are asked to appoint board members to serve as a WPSBA liaison and/or Legislative Advocacy Committee representative. School board members are encouraged to join any of our standing committees.