What is BoardBook

Getting ready for a board meeting is a lot of work. For the staff, it’s gathering the necessary documents and creating an agenda packet. For the board members, it’s reviewing the information and being prepared to tackle the work of the board.

BoardBook is an online service that streamlines the board agenda and packet preparation process, helping improve the effectiveness of your board meetings and making meeting preparation simple for all of the key players.

BoardBook was developed by the Texas Association of School Boards, a statewide, nonprofit association that has served local school boards since 1949. We know how boards need to work to effectively serve their stakeholders.

Benefits of BoardBook


More than 1,300 organizations in 35 states use BoardBook to fulfill their missions and work more efficiently. Our clients range from public school districts to cities, colleges to corporations and nonprofit organizations.
I have been using BoardBook for four months now, and I love it! I would hate to go back to paper meetings. BoardBook saves me two to three days of printing all the material, then collating it around a large conference room table. It is a great program!
Barbara Lynn, executive assistant/director of board operations,
Minnesota School Boards Association
Moving to electronic board meetings has been a very positive, cost-saving, and efficient choice for our district. BoardBook staff goes above and beyond to provide the necessary training and ensure that your transition from paper to electronic board meetings goes seamlessly. I highly recommend BoardBook!
Caroline Long, administrative assistant
Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota
The difference is similar to using a typewriter and a computer. BoardBook is the quick, modern way of building board packets.
Carolyn Roberts, superintendent secretary,
Davis School District in Utah
In three lessons I had produced my very first agenda packet. It was fast, easy, and virtually fail proof. Correcting mistakes or making last-minute changes is so quick and easy, it has to be experienced to be believed. BoardBook is absolutely the easiest computer program I have ever used, and the technical support from BoardBook is excellent.
Darla J. Warren, business manager,
Mississippi School Boards Association
It took me a while to make the decision because I didn’t want to leave my comfort zone, but now that I’m using BoardBook, I realized that it’s not scary at all and I should have started the process sooner.
Dawn Maslowski, administrative assistant,
Mahtomedi Public Schools in Minnesota

Who benefits from BoardBook

Leadership Teams
Your leadership team has the critical task of balancing day-to-day operations and helping the board make the right decisions for the success of your organization. BoardBook streamlines operations, saves time and resources, and provides a central location for board meeting documents. With the Workflow feature, you can ensure all of your key players are informed and meeting crucial deadlines. The user-friendly interface makes contributing reports and other documentation easy. And with multiple compilation options, you can ensure the right information is shared with the right people.

Administrative Staff
How long does it take you to put together an average board meeting agenda packet? Days? Weeks? Add in the inevitable last-minute changes, multiple contributors, and tight deadlines. Preparing agenda packets becomes a stressful process. BoardBook saves you time, making the entire process easier to manage. Creating meeting notices and building agenda packets, replacing supporting documents, reformatting, and repaginating as needed—you can do it all on your computer, quickly and reliably. Each task can be completed with a few quick clicks.

Board Members
As a board member, you are charged with governing and guiding your organization. To make the critical decisions facing your board, you must sift through pages of important documents. BoardBook puts the information right at your fingertips in an organized, easy-to-navigate format. You can access materials online from your computer or iPad. Better yet, access the information offline—wherever you are and whenever you need it. Plus, you can add notes and comments to saved agenda packets and search previous meeting materials, so you are prepared to be actively involved in your next board meeting.