Be Aware. U Stay Alert. So Kids Don’t Get Hurt.

j0439475August 17, 2014–Little RockIt’s back to school week in Arkansas! The Arkansas School Boards Association urges all citizens to be mindful of student safety in and around school buses.

B.U.S. (Be aware. U stay alert. So kids don’t get hurt) Awareness is the theme for this year’s school bus safety campaign sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education in conjunction with the Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation and concerned parents, educators and ...

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Attend ASBA’s Administrative Assistants Workshop

August 13, 2014–Little Rock–Districts may register administrative assistants for the third annual Administrative Assistants Workshop: The Vital Link, scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Arkansas Activities Association, 3920 Richards Road, in North Little Rock. This year’s agenda includes:

  • Keynote by Lisa Moriconi, One of 2014’s Women to Watch (LR Soiree)
  • The Exceptional Assistant: What Superintendents/Boards Value
  • Keeping Up With Your Board Members’ Training Hours: Who, What, When, & Where?
  • Handling Difficult People & Situations
  • How Do I? – Answers to Your ...
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Schools Should Have Access to Broadband Network

June 13, 2014-Little Rock -Governor Mike Beebe today called for a change in Arkansas law to restore the opportunity for school districts to access an existing statewide broadband network. His comments came as the Arkansas Board of Education adopted the Arkansas Digital Learning Study at their Friday meeting. Beebe has endorsed the report as well.

In 2011, the passage of Act 1050 created an exemption that prevented K-12 schools from accessing the Arkansas Research Education Optical Network, known as ARE-ON. Without ...

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New ASBA Staff Members

June 12, 2014-Little Rock-Executive Director Dr. Tony Prothro is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Butcher and Boyce Watkins will join the ASBA staff July 1.

Dr. Butcher is currently serving as Superintendent of the Centerpoint School District. She will replace Horace Smith, who retired in January, as Director of Board Development.

Mr. Watkins retired last year as Superintendent of the Atkins School District. As Director of Advocacy he will provide direction for ASBA’s legislative agenda. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, ...

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Register Today for Administrative Directives Workshops

May 28, 2014–Little Rock–ASBA is pleased to announce its annual Administrative Directives Workshops, taught by staff attorney Kristen Garner. This interactive session is designed to provide school administrators and board members information on the legal framework for employee documentation, including specific steps required to effectively document an employee’s performance. The training will be differentiated according to roles. This workshop provides registrants an opportunity to gain interactive, hands-on experience and come away loaded with relevant content and tools for improving instruction ...

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