Mission

The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) is a private, 501(c)(4) nonprofit, membership organization that provides leadership, training, advocacy and specialized services to school boards throughout Arkansas.

ASBA is an affiliate of the National School Boards Association, a federation of state school boards associations. Membership is open to school district boards, charter schools and educational service co-operatives. Businesses may apply as commercial affiliates.

“The mission of ASBA is to promote student focused leadership in public education through training, advocacy and service for local board members.”

The daily operations of ASBA are carried out by an Executive Director, who is hired by the Board of Directors, and the ASBA staff.

Specialized services include:

  • Board development
  • Legal consultation
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Property, vehicle and builders’ risk insurance
  • Model policy service
  • Multi-state discount purchasing
  • Board errors and omissions (legal liability) insurance
  • Community engagement through Study Circles
  • Superintendent search service


History

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The Arkansas School Boards Association emerged in 1955 as an outgrowth of the activities of the Southwest Cooperative Program in Educational Administration. This program was designed to improve local public school administration in the Southwest Region of the United States.

Through this program a number of clinics for school board members were conducted in Arkansas during 1952, 1953 and 1954. The interest stimulated by the clinics resulted in the organization of the Arkansas School Boards Association by a small group of board members who met in DeWitt to discuss the formation of an association.

Key moments in ASBA’s history:

  • 1955 – Handbook for state’s school board members drafted in a workshop at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; organizational meeting held in November where attendees elected officers and adopted a constitution and by-laws
  • 1969 – ASBA office moved from Education Administration Building at the Univ. of Arkansas to the 1515 Building near the State Capitol in Little Rock; Executive Director hired on part-time basis
  • 1972 – ASBA became autonomous organization; full-time Executive Director hired; publication of ASBA Newsletter moved from Fayetteville to the ASBA office; Certificate of Incorporation for Domestic Non-profit Corporation granted
  • 1973 – Section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt ruling granted by Internal Revenue Service
  • 1979 – Building at 815 Bishop purchased and offices moved
  • 1983 – Lot purchased at 808 High Street (now Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Drive); construction on new building began in 1986
  • 1987 – Moved into new, 5,668 square-foot, two-story building; Arkansas First Lady Hillary Clinton dedicated building
  • 2008 – ASBA Board of Directors approved purchase of Baldwin & Shell Construction Company building at 523 South Ringo; Arkansas Children’s Hospital signed contract to purchase existing ASBA building on Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Drive
  • 2009 – Moved into new office space at corner of 6th and Ringo Streets (523 S. Ringo) with almost double the amount of office space and available parking of previous site; office staff of 22 serve ASBA members

Building_ExtASBA Building at the corner of 6th and Ringo Streets

Location

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From Interstate 40: take Interstate 30 westbound toward Little Rock; then go west on Interstate 630 to the Chester exit; turn left (north) on Chester; turn left onto 6th Street; go one block; ASBA parking lot entrance is on right on 6th; you may also turn right on Ringo and enter the ASBA parking lot.

From Interstate 30: go toward downtown Little Rock and take the Interstate 630 exit; go west on Interstate 630 to the Chester exit; turn left (north) on Chester; turn left onto 6th Street; go one block; ASBA parking lot entrance is on right on 6th; you may also turn right on Ringo and enter the ASBA parking lot.

Bylaws

The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) follows a set of Bylaws, most recently revised in December 2017. Click here for a PDF of the entire document.

Board of Directors

The ASBA Board of Directors provides leadership of the organization. Members in each of ASBA’s 14 regions elect a director during the fall Regional Meetings to represent their respective regions. Directors serve staggered three-year terms. Click here to see which districts fall into each region.

School board members who wish to serve as a Regional Director shall submit a Regional Director Nomination Form from their local school boards. The form shall be provided to the ASBA President, with a copy to the Executive Director, at least 14 days before the Regional Meeting at which the election will be held. Read ASBA Bylaws, Article IV, Section 5, regarding criteria and nomination information.

ASBA officers are elected at the Delegate Assembly, which is held during the annual ASBA Conference in December. A person who wishes to serve as President-elect, Vice President or Secretary-Treasurer of the ASBA Board of Directors shall submit an ASBA Officer Declaration of Intent Form to the ASBA President, with a copy to the Executive Director, at least 30 days before the annual meeting of the Delegate Assembly.

Beliefs and Resolutions

Each year at the annual ASBA Conference the Delegate Assembly considers and votes on a set of Beliefs and Resolutions. On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the Delegates approved the 2019 Beliefs and Resolutions. The proposed 2020 Beliefs and Resolutions will be considered at the Annual Conference on December 9, 2020.

A completed and signed copy of the Form to Submit a Change to the ASBA Beliefs and Resolutions must reach the ASBA President at least ten (10) working days prior to the Delegate Assembly to propose a change to the ASBA Beliefs and Resolutions.

ASBA Board of Directors

The ASBA Board of Directors provides leadership of the organization. Members in each of ASBA’s 14 regions elect a director during the fall Regional Meetings to represent their respective regions. Directors serve staggered three-year terms. ASBA officers are elected at the Delegate Assembly, which is held during the annual ASBA Conference in December.

Officers of the Board

Randy Goodnight
President
Greenbrier

Rosa Bowman
President Elect
Ashdown

Tad Margolis
Vice President
Valley View

William Campbell
Secretary-Treasurer
McGehee

Neal Pendergrass
Past President
Mountain Home

Regional Directors

Randy Hutchinson
Region 1
Springdale

Randy Rogers
Region 2
Lead Hill

Dr. Julea Garner
Region 3
Highland

Kyle Cannon
Region 4
Mena

Clint Hull
Region 5
Pottsville

Nikki King
Region 6
Pangburn

D'James Rogers
Region 7
West Memphis

Andre' Acklin
Region 8
Conway

Joey Astin
Region 9
Forrest City

Mark Curry
Region 10
Lake Hamilton

Jeff Lisenbey
Region 11
Sheridan

Willie Buck
Region 12
Hope

Mike Waters
Region 13
Magnolia

Jerry Daniels
Region 14
Warren

Board Members

The school board sets the direction of the district, ensures that it is properly administered, establishes policy and represents the education interests of the community. The superintendent is the district’s chief executive officer (CEO) who carries out policy and day-to-day administration of the schools.

No individual board member has any power or authority and must never attempt to act as an administrator of the school system. Board members can act only as a group. No single board member has the right to make any decision for the rest of the board. The only time board members may transact any business is when they meet in a legally convened session.

Arkansas school boards are authorized to:

  • Prescribe the form of school organization, such as grade levels for elementary, middle and high schools
  • Specify the size, type, style, quality and location of district buildings, within Arkansas Department of Education guidelines and with its approval
  • Choose the superintendent and approve the hiring of teachers, subject to state licensing requirements
  • Determine the types and amount of school equipment
  • Decide what will be taught in order to meet or exceed state standards
  • Determine the extent of student transportation
  • Adopt appropriate policies and procedures that are consistent with the law for students, staff, parents and volunteers

More specifically, a board of education is obligated to:

  • Comply with state and federal laws and the policies and regulations of state education agencies
  • Determine the district’s education philosophy and goals
  • Choose the superintendent and work constructively with him or her
  • Contribute to improving the education opportunities of every child in the district
  • Develop, adopt and regularly review policies that will attract and keep the personnel who can promote the district’s education aims
  • Follow a budgeting process and adopt policies and procedures to ensure financials are legally and effectively managed
  • Review and approve an annual audit of the school district
  • Provide appropriate and sound physical facilities
  • Appraise district activities in relation to established goals and objectives

In 2009, the Legislature revised the statute outlining the powers and duties of school board members. Click here for § 6-13-620 which describes what board members may do in their elected roles. In 2011, the Legislature passed a requirement that school board members receive training in how to read and interpret an audit. That law, now Act 1213, is linked here. The law that addresses board training and reimbursement is § 6-13-629, which is linked here.

Ethics

The public expects high standards of its elected officials, and school board service is no exception. Arkansas school board members are expected to act in the best interests of students, parents, staff and other community residents. They should be aware of and follow the laws that address nepotism and conflict of interest, and they must file financial disclosure forms.

To aid Arkansas school board members, we have linked related documents for easy reference.

Code of Ethics

Read the School Board Member Code of Ethics.

Statement of Financial Interest

School board members annually must file by January 31 a Statement of Financial Interest, and candidates must file it as well; see “Statement of Financial Interest” under “School Board Candidate ” at the Arkansas Ethics Commission website (http://www.arkansasethics.com/).

Arkansas Department of Education Rules and Regulations Governing Ethical Guidelines and Prohibitions for Educational Administrators, Employees, Board Members and Other Parties (November 2011)

The guidelines set forth prohibitions for board members regarding doing business with the school district on which they serve on the board; discussing or voting on matters in which the board member has a direct or indirect interest; and family members of board members having business interests with the school district.

Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators (September 2010)

These rules define standards of professional conduct and outline procedures for investigations and enforcement of the Code of Ethics.

Board Candidates

The first question a school board candidate should ask is “why am I really running for school board?” It may be hard to imagine, but some people run for school board to “get rid of someone” or because they have a personal agenda they wish to fulfill. These are not good intentions when running for the school board.

Serving on an Arkansas school board is serious business. In fact, tougher state accountability laws and rules can result in removal from office of entire school boards. School boards in Arkansas are expected to fulfill the roles and responsibilities outlined in 6-13-620. Click here to view ASBA's Candidate Guide for more information.

To be eligible to run for a school board position, you must be a qualified voter residing in the school district, and in the respective zone if members are elected from zones. You may not be an employee of the district (a family member employed by the district does not disqualify you from running for office).

School board candidate qualifications:

  • Must be a qualified elector of the school district served whose name has been filed and certified by the county clerk of the county in which the school district is domiciled for administrative purposes ACA §§6-13-616, 6-14-111
  • Must be a U.S. citizen Amendment 51, §6
  • Must be an Arkansas resident Amendment 51, §6
  • Must be a resident of the district and respective electoral zone if elected from zones ACA §§6-13-631
  • Must not be an employee of the school district served ACA §6-13-616
  • Must not claim the right to vote in another county or state Amendment 51, §6
  • Must not presently be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction Amendment 51, §6
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime Article 5, §9

The School Board Elections tab contains additional information on candidate requirements and timelines.

School Board Elections

To run for school board, visit your county clerk’s office to request a packet of material about running for office.

  • School board candidates circulate petitions to gather signatures of at least 20 qualified residents of the district (and electoral zone if school board members are elected from zones). Petition timelines are listed below.
For Districts Whose Local Policy Calls For May Elections

For elections held during odd years:

  • candidates may begin circulating petitions 90 days prior to March 1
  • candidate filing period begins February 22 and closes March 1
  • election Day is third Tuesday in May

For elections held during even years concurrent with the presidential election:

  • candidates may begin circulating petitions 90 days prior to the second Monday in November
  • candidate filing period opens first Monday in November and closes second Monday in November
  • election day is Tuesday after the first Monday in March

For elections held during even years concurrent with Arkansas governor election:

  • candidates may begin circulating petitions 90 days prior to March 1
  • candidate filing period begins February 22 and closes March 1
  • election day is Tuesday four weeks prior to the third Tuesday in June
For Districts Whose Local Policy Calls For November Elections

For elections held during odd and even years:

  • candidates may begin circulating petitions 90 days prior to August 1
  • candidate filing period begins July 25 and closes August 1
  • election day is Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Candidate petitions and filing dates are available on the Secretary of State’s website.
  • Candidates are required to make specific timely financial filings. Information about those requirements can be found on the Arkansas Ethics Commission website.
  • A write-in candidate may submit a notice of intent to be a candidate instead of the petition with signatures by the deadline.
  • Runoffs, if needed, are held four weeks after the election.

The Board Candidates tab contains specific information on qualifications.

Membership Benefits

Click to download ASBA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS BROCHURE

Board Training

ASBA helps board members acquire the knowledge and skills they need to better serve their school communities. This training is done through workshops, seminars, conferences, online courses, and webinars for both veteran and new board members.

Training focuses on leadership development, school law, finance, audit, personnel matters, student hearings, and more. Specialized training can be developed to meet a board’s specific needs, including strengthening the board- superintendent leadership relationship.

Policy Service

Most districts do not have the resources to monitor every education law change that occurs. For this reason, ASBA developed its Model Policy Service. Subscribers to the service receive policy updates that are extensively researched and include legal citations.

Every school district must keep its policies current. Our Model Policy Service is a cost-effective way to ensure that the district complies with state and federal laws.

Legal Assistance

Often board members and administrators encounter issues regarding personnel, students or policy and need help to ensure they make sound decisions. ASBA’s staff attorney can assist by phone and guide you through district legal situations. We also provide board and staff training on school law.

Legal consultation is confidential and tailored to your specific need. ASBA can provide templates or custom letters to assist with the personnel discipline process. Many districts find that the availability of legal consultation alone exceeds the value of their membership investment.

Risk Management

Property, vehicle and board legal liability insurance – all are necessary to reduce a district’s potential financial risk. ASBA offers these, along with workers’ compensation insurance, to its member districts. Through its loss control program and training, ASBA helps districts lessen the chance of an accident or injury.

Schools are our sole clients, so our insurance and loss control programs specifically address your needs. We make sure that you are covered fully so that you don’t get hit with surprises, like unexpected coverage limitations when you file a claim. As a non-profit, self-insurance pool, we work hard to keep premiums as low as possible and never include commissions in our rates.

Board Member Focus

School boards are our primary focus, and all Arkansas school boards belong to ASBA. While every board deals with similar issues, our programs and services exist to meet the specific needs of boards in districts both large and small, rural and urban.

No other organization solely focuses its efforts on helping board members do a good job in their elected roles. The ASBA Board of Directors is made up of school board members in their own communities. They direct the activities of ASBA through the Executive Director and staff.

Advocacy

ASBA is a respected voice for school boards and public education. ASBA speaks out on the issues important to all school board members and the students they serve.

The ASBA legislative team works to pass important legislation. The team also works with legislators to improve bills by suggesting changes or explaining why the draft bill is not good for children.

The 2021 General Session will be challenging with changes at all levels of state government and within the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). ASBA will formulate new legislation to provide more flexibility at the local level, monitor proposed legislation, and work to stop any that would limit local control school boards and communities need to best serve Arkansas students.

Other Services
  • Texas-Arkansas Purchasing System (TAPS): Our multi-state purchasing program meets bidding requirements and features deep discounts from popular national vendors for equipment, supplies, and furniture.
  • Accidental Death Policy: Each ASBA school board member automatically receives insurance coverage for school-related travel.
  • Group Insurance: School employees may participate in ASBA-endorsed insurance programs providing life, long-term disability, and business trip AD&D insurance coverage.
  • Scholarship Program: ASBA’s competitive college scholarship program awards five scholarships each year through the ASBA Educational Foundation to children of school board members.
Your Investment

Each district’s annual ASBA membership fee is based on the district’s actual annual revenues published by the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education:

District RevenueMembership Fee
$0 to $1 million$ 1,000
$1 million to $3.499,999$ 1,350
$3.5 million to $7,499,999$ 1,550
$7.5 million to $11,499,999$ 1,800
$11.5 million to $15.999,999$ 2,050
$16 million to $99,999,999$ 2,300
$100 million and above$ 2,400 

*An invoice for a district’s annual membership fee is mailed to each superintendent in July.

Membership

The Arkansas School Boards Association’s mission is to promote student focused leadership in public education through training, advocacy and services for local school boards. One of the key questions we ask ourselves in executing our mission is, “Is it good for kids?”
We embrace the idea that a quality education should be available to all Arkansas children. With financial resources dwindling, local school boards are looking for ways to make every dollar count in their communities.

ASBA values partnerships with businesses interested in supporting public education in Arkansas. Education decision makers want to do business with businesses they can trust. They want to do business with companies that are good neighbors. In joining the ASBA Commercial Affiliate program, you not only demonstrate that you believe in a quality education for all students, you also have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with decision makers in the public education market in Arkansas.
ASBA Usage of Fees Collected from Commercial Affiliates and Vendors: Commercial Affiliate revenue received from vendors will be used by ASBA to pay operational expenses such as professional development, advocacy services, attorney services or other operational expenditures.

Partnerships

As a 2018 Commercial Affiliate, you may choose one of three partnerships with ASBA. Below is an outline of benefits available with each partnership.

Sponsorships

ASBA offers the opportunity to sponsor special events to Commercial Affiliate Partners. We are a private, not-for-profit organization and we rely on the support of organizations like yours to help us in our mission of “promoting student focused leadership in public education through training, advocacy and services for local school boards.”

Become an 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 purchase of products and services for their school districts.
Become a member today! Download, print, and submit the 2020-2021 Commercial Affiliate Membership Form and Contract; or, register online to save time and postage, and expedite your membership renewal.

You may choose to be invoiced for payment or pay online by credit card. Note: Commercial affiliate fees and sponsorships are not deductible as charitable contributions.

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Ellis at 501-372-1415.

Commercial Affiliate Members

Premier Partners

American Fidelity

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American Fidelity


1701 Centerview Drive, Suite 110
Little Rock, AR 72211

800.688.4421

American Fidelity

Lisa Boone


American Fidelity provides employer cost-savings solutions and supplemental insurance benefits to the education community. Acting as an extension of your human resources department, we educate, enroll, and support the development of robust, competitive insurance packages—all while ensuring seamless administration and employee satisfaction.

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)

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Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)


350 S. Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72034

501.682.2386

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)

Harold Frazier


WHAT IS IDEAS? ArkansasIDEAS connects K-12 educators with quality, ADE-approved professional development and educational opportunities, as we as a wide range of trainings on multiple platforms, thousands of classroom resources, and state and national initiatives, such as Common Core, STEM and TESS.

Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

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Baldwin & Shell Construction Company


1000 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72210

501.374.8677

Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

Katie Cooper


For over 70 years, Baldwin & Shell Construction Company has consistently maintained a leadership role in the construction field. It is an accomplished smooth-running company that offers diverse services in construction and construction management. It is Baldwin & Shell’s mission to provide professional construction services and solutions for its clients through a collaborative approach in an atmosphere of uncompromising integrity and mutual respect.

BXS Insurance

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BXS Insurance


PO Box 251510, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR 72225

501.614.1170

BXS Insurance

Bill Birch


Insurance and risk management consulting

First Security Beardsley

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First Security Beardsley


521 President Clinton Avenue,
Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72201

501.978.6392

First Security Beardsley

Scott Beardsley


Financial advisory services for school districts

Homeland Safety Systems, Inc.

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Homeland Safety Systems, Inc.


724 West 61st Street
Shreveport, LA 71106

318.221.8062

Homeland Safety Systems, Inc.

Mike Elliott


Commercial and industrial surveillance systems, access control, telecommunications.

Lifetouch

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Lifetouch


6701 W 12th Street, Suite 12
Little Rock, AR 72204

501.664.5550

Lifetouch

Patrick Hand


Lifetouch provides high quality school photography and yearbook services to Arkansas schools.

Pro Benefits Group

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Pro Benefits Group


245 Hobson Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71913

501.321.0457

Pro Benefits Group

Gary Kandlebinder


Deferred compensation and retirement planning; ATRS/TDROP training

Stephens, Inc.

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Stephens, Inc.


111 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.377.2000

Stephens, Inc.

Jason Holsclaw


Investment banking, financial advisory services

Texas-Arkansas Purchasing System (TAPS)

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Texas-Arkansas Purchasing System (TAPS)


4845 US Hwy 271 North
Pittsburg, TX 75686

870.926.9250

Texas-Arkansas Purchasing System (TAPS)

Mickey McFatridge


Purchasing cooperative serving school districts, colleges and universities; and state, county and city municipalities

TRANE

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TRANE


10303 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 1-O
Little Rock, AR 72204

501.478.2938

TRANE

Beau Reynolds


Trane is a leading Energy Services Company. Our team of professionals identifies, implements, measures and guarantees a customized package of energy and operational improvements for your facilities---without upfront capital outlay. We guarantee the financial and technical results of your ESPC project, thereby eliminating your risk of investment.

Exhibiting and Supporting Partners

8700 Remount Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118

501.835.3111

A.D.E.M. Federal Surplus Property

Brian Jones


Arkansas Federal Surplus Property is a donation program available thru the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Eligible organizations, including school districts, can acquire vehicles, hand tools, office furniture, kitchen equipment, shop equipment and much more.


3317 Stillman Loop
Bryant, AR 72022

501.909.9173

ACE Sports

Mark Bridges


Ace Sports provides you with the digital signage you need. From scoreboards to LED displays, we can create them all. We serve clients nationwide. We will utilize industry leading technology and product lines to tailor the digital signs to your preferences. You can rely on us for full integration services.


3411 One Place
Jonesboro, AR 72404

870.972.1922

All-Clean USA

Melissa Martin


Property restoration; specializing in water, fire, smoke and mold damage; weather based disaster recovery services


2065 FM 1102
New Braunfels, TX 78132

210.867.9457

Alert Roof Systems, a Division of Centurion Ind., Inc.

Steve Hrdlicka


A-lert Roof Systems, a Division of Centruion Industries, Inc., is an industry leader who 30+ years has been designing, engineering, manufacturing and installing commercial standing seam roofs.


907 S. 21st. St
Fort Smith, AR 72901

870.972.1922

Architecture Plus, Inc

Craig Boone


Architecture Plus, Inc. is an architectural firm. We focus on Educational, Community, Local Government, Post Offices, Churches, and Custom Residential, with projects ranging in size from minor remodeling to more than 150,000 SF facilities. With each design, we combine creative designs with unique solutions to meet and exceed expectations. Our high percentage of work from repeat clients demonstrates our determination and commitment to this mission.


200 River Market, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.301.7773

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Keisha Smith


ASPSF provides financial assistance & support to single parents across the state.


1102 S Happy Hollow Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72701

479.251.1161

C.R. Crawford Construction, LLC

Leigh Ann Showalter & Jordan Ligon


C.R. Crawford Construction provides comprehensive professional services to help school districts initiate and successfully complete school facility projects.


107 S Main Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

479.319.3387

Caddell Construction Co., LLC

Ricky Byrd


Caddell Construction is a general contractor.


710 Jones Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

501.375.1111

Capital Business Machines, Inc.

Ben Higgs


Sales and service for Kyocera copiers, printers and MFP’s; HP printers; Risco duplicators


420 Lake Lane
North Little Rock, AR 72117

501.955.2577

Central State Bus Sales, Inc.

Mike Wingerter


New and used school bus sales


1323 South Tyler
Little Rock, AR 72204

501.615.3660

Chartwells

Kellye Neal


Chartwells is the specialized public education sector of Compass Group. We customize each and every school lunch program based on what is important to the districts we serve. Our unique approach to partnership leverages the cutting-edge innovation, data and resources that come with being the world’s largest food service management company while utilizing district staff, local Chefs, Dietitians and the best Management expertise in the industry. We improve school dining with variety and flavor so meals are nutritionally balanced and enjoyable for our students while financially sustainable for our clients.


650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72211

501.225.2133

Cobb & Suskie, Ltd.

Michael Cobb


Cobb & Suskie is a public accounting firm performing independent audits of public school districts.


2400 Cantrell Road, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72202

501.372.2555

Curtis Stout Energy Solutions

Justin Kellar


Turnkey Energy Efficiency solutions with Engineered Retrofit Recommendations, Cost Savings Analysis, LED Lighting Analysis & Design, Retrofit Financing to Incorporate, Mechanical, Lighting, and other Efficiency Solutions.


P.O. Box 1800
Morrilton, AR 72110

479.264.4332

Crow Construction and Paving

Morgan Zimmerman


Crow is a full service commercial construction and engineering firm headquartered in Central Arkansas. We provide construction management, design build, general construction, and engineering services.


PO Box 8398
Hot Springs Village, AR 71910

501.922.9704

David H. Frieze and Associates, Inc

Paul Frieze


Unemployment Compensation Representation


1800 East 14th Street
Little Rock, AR 72203

501.374.1473

Davis Rubber Company

Davis Rubber Company


Loose rubber playground cover, landscaping mulch


8860 E Chaparral Road #100
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

501.615.4748

Edgenuity

Harry Dickens


Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for grades K-12 that propel student success, empower teachers, and enable schools to meet their academic goals.


1403 E 6th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202

501.766.4208

Entegrity

Rick Vance


Comprehensive turnkey solutions including energy savings performance contracting, commissioning, energy modeling, building testing, lighting solutions, renewable energy, water conservation, and sustainability consulting.


1 Medical Drive, Suite 200
Paragould, AR 72450

870.236.2350

ESS

Tammy Winn


ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 19 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators.


PO Box 745
Rogers, AR 72757

479.464.4965

Hight-Jackson Associates, PA

Liz Cox


Architectural services: planning, design, engineering, and interior design


12921 Cantrell Road, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72223

501.664.8700

Jackson Brown Palculict Architects

Randall Palculict


Architectural Services


12600 Lawson Road
Little Rock, AR 72210

501.225.7606

Kinco Constructors

Clay Gordon


For over four decades, Kinco Constructors has provided professional commercial construction services to Arkansas and the surrounding states and has grown to become one of the region’s leading firms.


1111 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, TX 75501

903.792.7262

KLC Video Security

Bill King


Video surveillance systems, access control systems, bus surveillance systems, and fire alarm systems.


2695 E Dominguez Street
Carson, CA 90895

310.537.8600

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Blake Stansbery


Since 1954, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been providing schools and educational programs with innovative products, training and customized materials that span the curriculum. Designed to meet state and national standards in early childhood and elementary education, our top-quality products reflect the latest research in teaching and child development.


1595 Georgetown Road
Hudson, OH 44236

800.726.7703 x 1322

LeafFilter North, LLC

Tonia Rollins


With no holes, gaps, or large openings, LeafFilter keeps out all types of debris including pine needles, shingle grit, seed pods, and more! LeafFilter installs directly on your existing gutters to bring you permanent peace of mind and prevent gutter clogging. Nothing but water will enter your gutters-guaranteed!


11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144

888.375.4814

McPherson & Jacobson, LLC Executive Recruitment

Thomas Jacobson


Executive search and recruitment specializing in searches for school district administrators (superintendents, principals, central office staff, etc.)


2604 Industrial Park Road
Van Buren, AR 72956

479.474.2433

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc.

Tim Toolen


New and used bus sales and bus parts sales


15 N Church Avenue, Suite 102
Fayetteville, AR 72701

479.455.5577

Modus Studio, PLLC

Josh Siebert


Modus Studio is a full service firm dedicated to creating inspiring and functional spaces. Our services include master planning, feasibility studies, facility assessment, financial acquisition assistance, programming, architectural design, construction observation and public presentation coordination.


4411 Millbrook Drive
Bryant, AR 72022

501.847.4777

Moser Construction, LLC

Jay Davis


Construction Management, General Contracting


3901 Wildflower Lane
Benton, AR 72015

800.825.6030

Musco Sports Lighting, LLC

Jeremy Lemons


Musco specializes in the design and manufacture of sports lighting.


PO Box 2090
Conway, AR 72033

501.217.5546

Nabholz Construction Company

Jake Nabholz


Full range of construction management services and specialized service units


5000 West Midway Rd, Unit 13463
Fort Pierce, FL 34979

772.248.0236

National Safety Shelters

Sarah Corrado


Dual purpose, in-classroom bulletproof tornado shelters. Offering immediate and absolute safety in the event of severe weather or an active shooter. Adaptable to any size needed with no maintenance. Financing available.


308 North 5th
Blytheville, AR 72315

501.217.5546

NE-ARK Adjustment Co.

Mike Brigance


Risk Management Services


505 N. I-35E
Desoto, TX 75115

469.727.0727

Palomar Modular Buildings, LLC

Jade Pulfer


Commercial Modular Building Manufacturer


821 W Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

405.570.0386

Performance Surfaces, LLC

Ryan McCaslin


Rubber athletic and commercial flooring


416 S. University Avenue, #130
Little Rock, TX 75503

903.276.5580

Pop Pop Fundraising

Cassidy Lavender


Popcorn fundraiser information and samples


100 Morgan Keegan Drive, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72202

501.671.1238

Raymond James

David Fortenberry


With more than 40 years of proven performance, Raymond James is well-respected for our full-service fixed income expertise. We offer the strength and resources clients require and deliver skillful guidance, unparalleled service, superior products, innovative strategies and in-depth research. Put the power of Raymond James to work for you today.


200 River Market, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.301.7773

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County

Keisha Smith


ASPSF provides financial assistance & support to single parents across the state.


PO Box One
Graham, TX 76450

800.433.0912

Southern Bleacher Company

David Norman


Stadiums, grandstands, outdoor aluminum bleachers, press boxes


11401 Diamond Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72117

501.945.8400

Summit Bus

David Carney: Richard Cooper


Summit Bus handles new and used bus sales and leasing at five locations in Arkansas serving your parts and service needs for all makes and models of school buses.


12502 S. 4240 Road
Chelsea, OK 74016

918.343.2553

Tri-State Floors, Inc.

Dean Smith


Gymnasium Floor systems and Performing Arts & Stage Floor Systems


790 Tyler Road
Russellville, AR 72802

479.968.2514

Van Horn Construction, Inc.

Judy Scott


Construction manager and general contractor


3300 Vineyard Drive, Hwy 65 South
Conway, AR 72033

501.908.9461

Virco

Bruce Joyner


America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of furniture and equipment for K-12 schools.


901 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.374.5300

WER Architects/Planners

Eldon Bock


Architecture and Interior Design


400 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.376.6681

Wittenberg, Delony, & Davidson Architects

Glen Woodruff


Space planning, architecture, interior design, programming

Foundation History

The Arkansas School Boards Association established an Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity, to support public education in Arkansas. The foundation established a scholarship program in 1992, and the first scholarships were awarded in 1994.

The Arkansas School Boards Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Program benefits the children of ASBA-affiliated Arkansas school board members. Recipients must attend two-year or four-year Arkansas institutions of higher education.

Five scholarships are awarded annually, one from each of the state’s four congressional districts and one at-large named the J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship in honor of a longtime educator and former ASBA Executive Director. A committee assigned by the ASBA Board of Directors reviews scholarship applications and determine awardees. Awards are made before the fall school term.

Click here to view the Educational Foundation brochure, which includes a donation card.

Scholarship Program

Since 1994 the ASBA Educational Foundation has awarded college scholarships to children of Arkansas school board members. The awards are based on a student’s academic record and leadership potential. Each one-time Freshman Scholarship is $650 and will be and offered to entering freshmen at Arkansas two-year or four-year institutions of higher education. One award is made in each of the four congressional districts.

A one-time $650 scholarship, the J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship named in honor of former ASBA Executive Director J.K. Williams, is awarded to the son/daughter/legal ward of an ASBA-affiliated Arkansas school board member who is pursuing an advanced degree in the field of education.

An applicant must be the child of a publicly elected Arkansas school board member, and the applicant’s parent/legal guardian must serve on his/her local school board at some time during the school year in which the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship selection committee will evaluate applications based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Special talents or unique endeavors
  • Future educational and career plans

Application submissions must include:

  1. Completed ASBA Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Form
  2. Three letters of recommendation (one each) from a teacher; principal or assistant principal; and a member of the community
  3. Student’s official transcript (seven semesters)
  4. An essay of no more than 500 words written by the student expressing goals, future plans, past activities, life/educational influences and a statement about how the scholarship would help the student to achieve his/her education and goals.
  5. A counselor-completed form and statement to include student’s seven-semester grade point average; class standing (rank and size of class); PACT/PSAT/ACT/SAT scores with state rank; End-of-course exam scores; and other pertinent information

The scholarship application deadline is MARCH 1 of the year in which the student will enter college. Click here for a Freshman scholarship application in fillable PDF format. For the J.K. Williams scholarship application in fillable PDF format, click here.

Staff

Dr. Tony Prothro
Executive Director

Dr. Anne Butcher
Board Development Director

Dan Jordan
Governmental Relations Director

Diana Woodward
Finance Director

Sherri Fite
Communications & Technology Director

Lucas Harder
Policy Services Director

Kathy Ivy
Database Administrator

Angela Ellis
Commercial Affiliates/Board Liaison Manager

Mickey McFatridge
TIPS/TAPS Project Manager

Jay Bequette
General Counsel (on retainer)

Risk Management Program & Workers’ Compensation Trust

Shannon Moore
Risk Management Program Director

Krista Glover
Risk Management Specialist

Dwayne McAnally
Loss Control Consultant

Misty Thompson
Workers’ Comp Claims Supervisor

Linda Collins
Risk Management Analyst

Amanda Blair
Workers’ Comp Claims Adjuster

Lisa Wigginton
Workers’ Comp Claims Adjuster

Melody Tipton
Workers’ Comp Claims Adjuster

Tiffany Malone
Workers’ Comp Specialist

LaVerne Witherspoon
Workers’ Comp Claims Assistant