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Four Seniors Earn
ASBA Scholarships

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Four Arkansas high school seniors recently received $650 scholarships from the Arkansas School Boards Association Educational Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are sons, daughters, or legal wards of Arkansas school board members and who will attend Arkansas institutions of higher learning in the fall. The awards are based on […]

Important Membership Updates

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Important emails recently sent to ASBA membership: 5.18.2020 – CARES Act Waivers and Relief Fund 4.28.2020 – COVID-19 Guidance for Graduation Ceremonies 4.20.2020 – Emergency Waivers Memo 4.9.2020   – Tips for Conducting Virtual Meetings 4.3.2020   – Role of the School Board During COVID-19 3.27.2020 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster Requirements 3.25.2020 – NEW […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

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The ASBA offices are physically closed until further notice.  However, our employees are working remotely and closely monitoring emails while outside phone calls are being directed to the appropriate personnel in order to avoid an interruption in services.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but we are taking these precautions in order to protect the safety […]

2020
New Board Member Institute

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Welcome new board members! Congratulations on being elected to your local school board. There is no greater contribution than serving as a member of the leadership team that provides educational opportunities for the children in your community. The Arkansas School Boards Association is here to help those who are newly or recently elected to local school […]

2020 ASBA Administrative Professionals Workshop

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REGISTRATION is open for the 2020 ASBA Administrative Professionals Workshop scheduled for September 21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This one day conference can help you find answers to the tough questions you face on a daily basis. This year’s topics will include: School board election laws School board training rules and regulations Freedom […]

January is School Board Member Recognition Month

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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 […]

2019-2020
School Law Book

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The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) is accepting pre-orders for the 2019-2020 edition of Arkansas School Laws Annotated. The 92nd General Assembly produced over 100 Acts that impact K-12 education. Among these are: Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 (Act 910), which reduces the number of cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15. An Act to […]

FMLA Workshops held at ASBA

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Do you and your district employees responsible for the hands-on management and administration for absences, disability and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) really understand the intricacies and requirements of the laws that apply? Do you/they have the skills and knowledge needed to keep from misinterpreting or unintentionally not comply with the law? Once again, ASBA […]

Administrative Directives Training Offered in July

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You are invited to register and join ASBA staff attorney Kristen Garner for this popular summer training session – Administrative Directives and Hard Conversations. Kristen will use real-life scenarios to teach building administrators and classified supervisors how to properly document employee misconduct or performance problems, while at the same time explaining to school board members […]

Want to Exhibit at ASBA’s Annual Conference?

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Become a Commercial 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 […]