BEST Candidate Academy

Join the Candidate Academy

Parents have been ignored long enough. In order to transform the local school system, we must get serious about electing like-minded board members. BEST is actively engaged in recruiting, training, and supporting local school board candidates to give power back to the parents and community members that they were elected to serve. Click below to join our FREE six week Academy!


School Board Candidate Referrals

Know someone who would be a great school board candidate? Let us know and we'll invite them to the coalition!

BEST Candidate Toolkit

This toolkit, made as a companion for our School Board Academy, will provide easy to follow information to round out and remind you of the lessons from the Academy.

BEST Candidate Academy Preview

During this training, candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of a school board member, School Board District specifics, Structure of local government, and the Characteristics of Effective School Boards

ABCs of Hosting a School Board Candidates Forum

Outlined in this guide is a sample candidate forum format and sample questions to consider while creating a set of questions that suits your audience. These forums can be hosted on Zoom or at a venue.