Upcoming Events

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019
    Tue
    30
    Jul
    2019
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.ASBA Office, Little Rock

     

    You are invited to register and join Arkansas School Boards Association staff attorney Kristen Garner for one of our most popular summer training sessions - 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 what goes on behind the scenes (and why they can and should have no participation in this process). Year after year, we hear from participants that this in-depth and hands-on training is the most valuable and useful training participants have had!

    The training sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and dismiss at 2 p.m. The number of registrants for each five-hour workshop will be limited, so reserve your spot soon. Lunch will be provided onsite and is included in the registration fee. For more information and to register, click on a date below:

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Ivy at kivy@arsba.org.  If you have questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.

  • Tue
    16
    Jul
    2019
    Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.ASBA Office, Little Rock

     

    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, Arkansas School Boards Association 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 school district superintendents and other central office staff who handle this issue daily.

    Each two-day workshop will be held in the ASBA training room at 523 South Ringo Street in Little Rock.

    • Day One: Attendees will get a comprehensive overview of the law, cover the duties and responsibilities of the employer, and the rights of the employee of FMLA. There will be a strong emphasis on the interplay with sick or other leave, leave taken for childbirth and child bonding, and the employee’s right to job restoration.
    • Day Two: The second day will take up where day one left off and go in-depth with form completion, timelines, health insurance during FMLA, administrative responses, and real-world practice scenarios.

    The workshops will begin at 10 a.m. and dismiss at 1 p.m. No meals are included. Each class is limited to only 20 students and registrants must attend both days. Click on the dates below to register and for more information:

    July 16-17, 2019
    July 18-19, 2019
    August 6-7, 2019
    August 20-21, 2019
    September 24-25, 2019

    If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Ivy at kivy@arsba.org.  If you have questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.

  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans

    This will be an opportunity for board members, superintendents, and other school personnel to hear experts in their field cover such leadership issues as data device decision making strategies for raising student achievement and how board and superintendents work together to carry their school district to the next level. Conference participants will also have opportunities to review and discuss “best practices” from boards and superintendents that have created successful schools, as well as to hear a panel of experts explain hot topic issues from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

    If you have any questions about SRLC registration or reservations, please contact LSBA directly at 225.769.3191.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    Holiday Inn, Jonesboro

     

    ASBA is coming to Northeast Arkansas! Register to attend our Fall Leadership Institute - NE Edition.

    AGENDA: Click here to view the full schedule.

    WHEN: The Fall Leadership Institute - NE Edition will be held Friday, September 20, 2019. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8: 45 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: Holiday Inn, 2908 Gilmore Dr., Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72401

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

    REGISTRATION:  Registration links and additional information will be posted late May-early June. Save the date and check back soon for more information!

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello

     

    ASBA is coming to Southeast Arkansas! Register to attend our Fall Leadership Institute - SE Edition.

    AGENDA: Click here to view the full schedule.

    WHEN: The Fall Leadership Institute - SE Edition will be held Friday, October 4, 2019. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8: 45 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: The University of Arkansas at Monticello, 346 University Ct, Monticello, AR 71655

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

    REGISTRATION:  Registration links and additional information will be posted late May-early June. Save the date and check back soon for more information!

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019
    Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Various Locations

     

    Regional MeetingASBA’s regional dinner meetings are the perfect opportunity for board members and superintendents to network with colleagues and hear timely information about district governance, special events, and the upcoming legislative session. During each meeting, individual board members elected before January 1, 2018 who have earned at least 25 hours of continuing education credit will be recognized for achieving Outstanding Board Member status. Members elected after January 1, 2018, and have earned at least 25 hours, including specific training events/hours (see http://arsba.org/training/recognition-programs/ for more information), will be recognized for achieving the Certificate of Boardsmanship. Additionally, elections for positions on the ASBA Board of Directors are conducted at the regional meetings.

    TRAINING HOURS: Board members will earn three hours of training credit for attending a regional meeting.

    WHEN & WHERE: October 8 - 22, 2019. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. each evening, dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the meetings will end at 8:30 p.m.

    October 8:

    • Region 3, Paragould School District
    • Region 10, Centerpoint School District
    • Region 11, Sheridan School District

    October 10:

    • Region 1, Gravette School District
    • Region 2, Mountain Home School District

    October 14: Region 14, Warren School District

    October 15:

    • Region 5, Atkins School District
    • Region 7, Harrisburg School District

    October 17:

    • Region 4, Fort Smith School District
    • Region 6, Clinton School District

    October 21: Region 8, Bryant School District

    October 22:

    • Region 9, DeWitt School District
    • Region 12, Hope School District
    • Region 13, Magnolia School District

    SPECIAL NOTE:  If you cannot attend the meeting scheduled in your specific region, you may attend any of the other regional meetings. Click here to see which districts fall into each region.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Chancellor Hotel, Fayetteville

     

    Join ASBA in Northwest Arkansas and experience the beauty of an Ozark fall! Register to attend our Fall Leadership Institute - NW Edition.

    AGENDA: Click here to view the full schedule.

    WHEN: The Fall Leadership Institute - NW Edition will be held Friday, November 1, 2019. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8: 45 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: The Chancellor Hotel, 70 N East Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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

    REGISTRATION:  Registration links and additional information will be posted late May-early June. Save the date and check back soon for more information!

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019
    Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    This two-and-a half-day conference, held every December, is the largest annual gathering of school board members in the state. General sessions feature noted speakers, while breakouts allow board members to choose from a variety of topics based on their needs and interests. The policy-making ASBA Delegate Assembly also convenes to conduct its annual business, and an exhibit hall features products and services of interest to the education community.

    Registration and specific conference information will be posted in October 2019.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    The New Board Member Boot Camp will run concurrently with the first day of ASBA's 66th Annual Conference. This day-long event is designed for recently elected school board members in the transition from private citizen to public official. With the increasing demand for educational excellence and fiscal accountability, the responsibilities of school boards are more complex than ever before. This boot camp will provide critical information and resources to help new board members become effective board members quickly.  Veteran board members and superintendents are encouraged to attend as well. It's a great opportunity for them to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues.

    The agenda will cover such topics as the basics of board governance, the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, fiscal oversight, and the legally required audit training for board members.

    WHEN: New Board Member Boot Camp will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Osage Room of the Statehouse Convention Center. The morning session will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon, lunch is from noon-1:15 p.m., and the afternoon session will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: The Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

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

    REGISTRATION:  Registration information will be posted mid to late October 2019.

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

     

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020
    7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Wyndham Riverfront hotel, North Little Rock

     

    ASBA's School Law Seminar is an opportunity for school board members, superintendents and school attorneys to hear presentations on significant school law issues.

    WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The Seminar starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. (lunch is included).

    WHERE: Wyndham Riverfront, 2 Riverfront Place North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

    TRAINING HOURS: School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit. Continuing Legal Education for attorneys will be applied for through the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board.

    REGISTRATION: Registration information will be posted mid to late December.

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020
    7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.Hot Springs Convention Center, 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. With the increasing demand for educational excellence and fiscal accountability, the responsibilities of school boards are more complex than ever before. This institute will provide critical information and resources to help new board members become effective board members quickly.  Veteran board members and superintendents are encouraged to attend as well. It's a great opportunity for them to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues.

    The agenda will cover such topics as the basics of board governance, the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, fiscal oversight, and the legally required audit training for board members.

    WHEN: NBMI will be held Monday, April 20, 2020. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: The Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

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

    REGISTRATION:  Registration information will be posted Jan.-Feb. 2020.

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

     

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020
    7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs

     

    The ASBA Workshop for Administrative Professionals is a day-long professional development opportunity for administrative assistants, school secretaries, bookkeepers and others whose job duties intersect with the work of their school board. Designed specifically for those who seek to achieve excellence in providing professional services to their superintendents, school boards, and stakeholders, their system-level duties are vast and vital and often have both practical and legal implications for their schools and boards.

    WHEN: The Administrative Professionals Workshop will be held Monday, April 20, 2020. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

    WHERE: The Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

    REGISTRATION: Registration information will be posted Jan.-Feb. 2020.

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

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2020
    7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.Embassy Suites, West Little Rock

     

    The Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) and the Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) are teaming up again to host the 25th annual Joint Leadership Conference.

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
    Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.  The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Lunch is included.

    WHERE: Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211

    TRAINING HOURS: Conference attendees will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit for all day attendance.

    REGISTRATION:
    Registration information will be posted Feb.-March 2020.

  • Wed
    09
    Dec
    2020
    Fri
    11
    Dec
    2020
    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    This two-and-a half-day conference, held every December, is the largest annual gathering of school board members in the state. General sessions feature noted speakers, while breakouts allow board members to choose from a variety of topics based on their needs and interests. The policy-making ASBA Delegate Assembly also convenes to conduct its annual business, and an exhibit hall features products and services of interest to the education community.

    Registration and specific conference information will be posted in October 2020.

  • Wed
    08
    Dec
    2021
    Fri
    10
    Dec
    2021
    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    This two-and-a half-day conference, held every December, is the largest annual gathering of school board members in the state. General sessions feature noted speakers, while breakouts allow board members to choose from a variety of topics based on their needs and interests. The policy-making ASBA Delegate Assembly also convenes to conduct its annual business, and an exhibit hall features products and services of interest to the education community.

    Registration and specific conference information will be posted in October 2021.