Are you a sitting School Board Member or Candidate for School Board who is ready to JOIN? Complete the application here
PDF complete and email it to admin@FCSBM.org or to P.O. Box 1602, Vero Beach, FL 32961 and our staff will contact you to arrange an interview.
Still not sure?
For one annual membership fee you'll receive:
- Access to Members' Only Professional Development Opportunities - Tuition to all online PD is INCLUDED in membership
- Access to Members' Only Policy and Issues Blog
- Opportunity to attend our "Virtual Legislative Town Halls" -Webinars with Florida Legislative leaders in Education
- Advocacy that matters in Tallahassee as FCSBM has excellent working relationships with policy makers and a track record of success.
- Member Led Round Tables where we discuss what's working (or not) and the challenges we face.
- Mentoring program and coaching from experienced board members who aren't in your district (Sunshine)
Fill out the form NOW or call our offices at (850) 391-0421 with questions or for more information. You have absolutely nothing to lose and so much to gain.
The only membership levels FCSBM has are: Full Member, select Candidate Members*, and Past Members of FCSBM.
There are NO OTHER MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES.
Full Members -are sitting district school board members and have full access to professional development, legislative virtual town halls, ethics training. They are encouraged to participate on our Regional leadership, Legislative Task Force, and Assessment and Accountability Task Force. This is only $2,500 per year (Invoiced to your District) and is significantly less than the competition.
Candidate Members- have access to resources and mentoring, but cannot vote or hold positions on Task Forces (but you may attend the meetings). Upon election candidate members are expected to become full members. Dues are paid by the candidate and are $99 Not sure if it's right for you?
Past members- Are past members of FCSBM who are no longer in office. They can hold office as outlined in our Bylaws to finish out a term and can serve on Task Forces at the pleasure of the Executive Board. Dues are paid by the member and are only $29 per year.
*Candidate Members must have a full member of FCSBM sponsor their application (If you don't know one but agree with our core values, give us a call, we will work on finding you a sponsor). As a 501c3, we do NOT endorse or help with your political campaign in any way other than the benefit of being educated and prepared to take office when the opportunity arises. The only benefit you will receive is the education and relationships with sitting board members who have been where you are and faced all the same challenges.
+ FCSBM is recognized as a 501(c)3 public charity with non-profit status- confirm the tax deductibility of your membership donation with your accountant
Important: Registration #CH48021 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING THE TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. visit http://www.800helpfla.com or call 1-800-HELP- FLA (435-7352) out of state or (850) 410-3800 for more information or to obtain a copy of FCSBM's registration.