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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 […]

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ASBA Annual Conference
Registration is Open


For a leader, careful listening with presence and awareness is a critical skill that you must master. When you tune out the wrong people and information, you run the risk of depriving yourself of priceless learning. During the 64th Annual Conference, the Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) will encourage you to “Listen. Learn. Lead.” This […]

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Submit Nominations for
2017 Dr. Dan Award


Do you know an outstanding board member, administrator, teacher, school attorney or community member who you feel is worthy of a state award? If so, nominating this person for ASBA’s Dr. Daniel L. Pilkinton Award would indicate your appreciation of his or her accomplishments. The “Dr. Dan Award,” which recognizes outstanding service to public education, […]

East End School District Board, 2016 School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award winner in under 900 enrollment category, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Apply for School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award


It’s time to submit applications for the 2nd Annual Arkansas School Board Association’s School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award. This award was created to recognize school boards whose dedication and ethical service have made a positive impact on the students in their district. A committee comprised of six ASBA board members will name two […]

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Schedule is Set for
Fall Regional Meetings


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 and upcoming events. During each meeting, individual board members who have earned at least 25 hours of boardsmanship training credit will be recognized for achieving Outstanding Board Member status. Additionally, elections […]


School Law Book


The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) is accepting pre-orders for the 2017-2018 Arkansas School Law Book. The book will include all of the school law revisions enacted during this year’s legislative session, including changes from the First Extraordinary Session of 2017. Each Arkansas School Law Book costs $65, which includes shipping and handling. You may […]

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Schedule Set for Administrative Directives Training


This training is an annual favorite with new and updated scenarios to help make it real! Join ASBA staff attorney Kristen Garner for her updated version of Administrative Directives and Hard Conversations, an in-depth training that teaches building administrators and classified supervisors how to properly document employee misconduct or performance problems, while at the same […]


FMLA Workshops Offered in July


In your district, do the employees responsible for the hands-on administration for absences, disability and FMLA really have the skills and knowledge they need? This summer ASBA staff attorney Kristen Garner will team up with Missy Duke, attorney with Cross Gunter Witherspoon and Galchus, for intensive instruction on the Family and Medical Leave Act for […]