A must-have book for all school board members! School Board Talk! provides simple and practical advice to help local board members develop and improve communication skills, survive in political office, and make a difference in education. The authors, Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby, have identified over 50 situations and provided tips, strategies, and advice for handling each of them. Are you concerned about: Casting the lone "no" vote and surviving? Keeping your family in your fan club? Building a school board team? Handling constituent calls? Conquering the memo mountain? If you answered yes, then School Board Talk! is the book you need. The book provides both aspiring and veteran school board members practical answers to a host of complex school district situations. "Before taking office and periodically thereafter, all board members should read and re-read this book! This will make you a better member while demonstrating to everyone you understand the role of the board and that of the superintendent and staff. It will also assist you in succeeding in one of the most critical and complex-but satisfying-elected public offices." -G. Holmes Braddock former president of the Council of Great City Schools and 38 year veteran school board memberCerra, Cheli is the author of 'School Board Talk! The Art Of Effective Communication', published 2005 under ISBN 9780787979126 and ISBN 0787979120.