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  • Thu

    New Board Member Institute

    7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Hotel Hot Springs, Hot Springs


    The day-long New Board Member Institute with Audit Training is designed for recently elected school board members in the transition from private citizen to public official. This ASBA training institute will include critical information and resources to help new board members become effective board members quickly. It's also a great opportunity for veteran board members to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues and superintendents are always a welcome addition.

    Topics covered at the institute will include the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and the legally required audit training.  Also included will be the do’s and don’ts of executive sessions, procedures for conducting orderly board meetings, as well as the board’s relationship with the superintendent and community.

    WHEN: NBMI will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: The Hotel Hot Springs Hotel (Ballroom), 305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs

      School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit for attending.

    REGISTRATION:  Registration is $175 per person through June 7, and $195 after June 7. Non-Member registration is $275 per person through June 7, 2018 and $295 after June 7. Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. You may register on-site on the day of the workshop.


    ROOM RESERVATION PROCEDURE:  A block of rooms has been set aside at The Hotel Hot Springs and Spa for those wishing to arrive the evening before the workshop.  You may make your room reservations by telephoning directly the Reservations Department at (877) 623-6697 and identifying yourself as being an attendee of the Arkansas School Boards Association training on June 21. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or an advance deposit for the first night’s lodging.

    QUESTIONS: If you have registration questions, or questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.