This is an online course for new school board members. It will give new members a quick overview of responsibilities, expectations, and modes of operation of school board members. It will also outline some of the pitfalls of board membership, and guide members to the proper means to improve student achievement and learning. This course is based on the newly revised Code of Ethics for School Board members from the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) Policy Reference Manual. Some of the items from the Code of Ethics will be discussed separately, while others will be combined by subject matter or topic with similar items.