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Want to Exhibit at ASBA’s Annual Conference?


Become a Commercial Affiliate! Commercial Affiliates play a vital role in supporting Arkansas public schools—helping to support the programs and activities we provide to strengthen and improve public school governance in our state.  In doing that you also enhance your visibility among the state’s locally elected school boards and their superintendents. These decision-makers approve the […]

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Student Essay/Speaking Contest


NEW THIS YEAR:  The Arkansas School Boards Association is holding a personal essay/speaking contest where 11th and 12th grade students will have an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 600 school board members and administrators during the ASBA Annual Conference, held December 5-7, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center […]

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ASBA Fall Leadership Institute


Join the Arkansas School Boards Association in Northwest Arkansas and experience the beauty of an Ozark fall!  Register to attend our first ASBA Fall Leadership Institute, Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Chancellor Hotel just off the square in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas. The day will include topics you’ve told us you want to know more […]

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Fall Regional Meetings Scheduled


ASBA’s regional dinner meetings are the perfect opportunity for board members and superintendents to network with colleagues and hear timely information about district governance, special events, and the upcoming legislative session. During each meeting, individual board members elected before January 1, 2018 who have earned at least 25 hours of continuing education credit will be […]

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ASBA Accepting Proposals for Annual Conference Sessions


It’s time to share your most exiting, innovative and successful programs, best practices and initiatives at the 2018 Arkansas School Boards Association Annual Conference, set for December 5-7. ASBA is seeking presentation proposals from school district personnel, school board members and other organizations for high-quality, breakout sessions that focus on topics of critical interest to […]

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Fall FMLA Workshops


Do you and your district employees responsible for the hands-on management and administration for absences, disability and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) really understand the intricacies and requirements of the laws that apply? Do you/they have the skills and knowledge needed to keep from misinterpreting or unintentionally not comply with the law? Once again, ASBA […]

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Administrative Directives Training Offered in July


You are invited to register and join ASBA staff attorney Kristen Garner for this popular summer training session – Administrative Directives and Hard Conversations. Kristen will use real-life scenarios to teach building administrators and classified supervisors how to properly document employee misconduct or performance problems, while at the same time explaining to school board members […]


Applications Available
for ASBA Scholarships


The ASBA Educational Foundation is currently seeking applications for the 2018 Scholarship Award Program. The Foundation has awarded college scholarships to children of Arkansas school board members since 1994. The awards are based on a student’s academic record and leadership potential. The ASBA Freshman Scholarship is a $650 scholarship awarded to four high school seniors who […]

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January is School Board Member Recognition Month


Join ASBA in celebrating School Board Member Recognition Month as we salute more than 1500 Arkansas school board members serving the children in school districts across Arkansas. During this month-long observance, show appreciation to these elected volunteers who generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions affecting local schools are made by representatives of their […]

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Clint Hull Wins 2017 Dr. Dan Award


Clint Hull, a longtime board member of the Pottsville School District, was recently recognized as the recipient of the Dr. Daniel L. Pilkinton Award during the Arkansas School Boards Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in December. Since 1993, ASBA has honored outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to public education with this prestigious award. Hull […]