Trustee Education Requirement

Beginning January 1, 2023, all library trustees are required by NYS law to complete a minimum of two hours of trustee education every year on the financial oversight, accountability, fiduciary responsibilities and the general powers and duties of a library trustee. Such trustee education may be delivered online or in person, and may include lectures, workshops, regional or national library association programs, or any other format approved by the Commissioner of Education.

The trustees are responsible for providing proof of completion to their board president. If any expenses are incurred complying with this requirement, they should be charged to the library budget.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your consultant.

Read the complete law here.