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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 […]


ASBA is Seeking Scholarship Applications


The ASBA Educational Foundation is currently seeking applications for the 2017 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 […]


Four-Corner Conferences Registration is Open


Get a jump-start on earning your 2017 boardsmanship hours! Attend one of the Arkansas School Boards Association’s Regional Four-Corner Conferences, each held in one of the four corners of our state: March 6 – Nashville School District in Nashville March 7 – Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative in Monticello March 16 – Mountainburg School District […]

School Board Appreciation Month

Thank a School Board Member during January


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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Nominations Open for
2016 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, […]

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Apply for the ASBA School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award


It’s time to submit applications for the Arkansas School Board Association’s new 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 winners, […]

Take your Legislator to School

Take Your Legislator to School in September


As Arkansas students prepare to return to the classroom, members of the 90th General Assembly are reaching out to their local school districts in an effort to build better communication between educators and legislators. In the 2015 Regular Session the Arkansas General Assembly passed the resolution designating September as annual “Take Your Legislator to School […]

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Fun in the Hot Springs Sun: ASBA Summer Leadership Institute


Join ASBA at the lake this summer and experience some fun in the sun! Register to attend the 3rd annual Summer Leadership Institute, June 16-17, 2016, in Hot Springs at the Clarion Resort on Lake Hamilton. Dive in Thursday morning, June 16 and attend the Early Bird Workshop: Crawl, Walk, or Run – Becoming a […]