What Should a Homeschool Group Secretary be Doing?

Homeschool leader Amanda Shafer is a woman of many talents. Listen as she shares about  serving as her homeschool group's board secretary.Homeschool leader Amanda Shafer is a woman of many talents. After first serving as her board secretary, she is now switching to serving as their treasurer!

Amanda’s role a secretary of her homeschool group, Heartland Homeschool Association in southeast Missouri included sending emails, newsletters and handling registration for 90 families! It was a large task. Listen to hear how Amanda stayed organized and reduced the full day-long paper registration to an online system that takes only 10 minutes!

In this episode of the HomeschoolCPA podcast host Carol Topp and Amanda discuss:

  • What a homeschool organization’s secretary does
  • Some tips for registering families for co-op classes
  • Some useful tools she uses to send out newsletters and emails.
  • How online registration helped her co-op
  • What board minutes should look like
  • How to run an effective board meeting

Carol and Amanda met online at the I Am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook Group. It is a closed group (meaning you have to request to join) of 600+ homeschool leaders from across the USA. You can join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/

 

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Does your homeschool board know and understand its duties?

Author and homeschool advisor, Carol Topp, CPA, has created a Homeschool Organization Board Manual. It is a template to create a board member binder. It has:

  • A list of important documents to keep in your binder
  • Section dividers so you can organize the important papers
  • Tools to help you run your meetings smoothly including
  • A sample agenda that you can use over and over again
  • A calendar of board meetings

But this is more than just a few cover sheets for your binder. It is also a 55-page board training manual with helpful articles on:

  • Suggested Board Meeting Topic List
  • Board Duties
  • Job Descriptions for Board of Directors
  • What Belongs in the Bylaws?
  • Compensation and Benefits for Board Members
  • Best Financial Practices Checklist
  • How to Read and Understand Financial Statements
  • Developing a Child Protection Policy

Read more about the Homeschool Organization Board Manual

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