There are 90,000 school board members in America.
That's 1 in 5 elected officials in the United States.
The average age of school board members is 64.
Only 38 percent of current board members plan to run for reelection. This “Great Resignation” offers a significant window for change.
Education Justice Academy recruits, trains, and supports school board members to increase educational justice and equity at the district level.
EJA will create high-quality school board governance leadership by recruiting local leaders and preparing them to run for school board. In our 10-week academy, candidates will develop a 4-year action plan and learn how to enact policies that advance educational justice at the district level. Once elected or appointed, EJA supports school board members in their roles through coaching, mentoring, cohort-based learning, and continuous improvement support.
Our vision is that every district has knowledgeable and capable potential board members who reflect the diversity of their community. EJA gives candidates the tools they need to create sustainable change in school districts.