Upcoming Events

  • 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.  Room reservation information is shown on the registration page.

    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: You may register for this event HERE.

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

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    Mon
    06
    Apr
    2020
    Chicago, IL

    NSBA Annual Conference 2020

    Given the circumstances of the evolving coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19), NSBA terminated its upcoming Annual Conference scheduled for April 4 – 6 and the COSA School Law Seminar April 2 - 4 in Chicago. The association’s most important priority and commitment is to protect the health, well-being, and safety of all our annual conference attendees and participants.

    Click HERE for more information.

     

  • 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.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Virtual Zoom

    This workshop is full. Please watch for additional workshop dates to be announced.

    May 26, 2020

    a Virtual Workshop

    Do you and your district employees who are 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 complying with the law? Are you aware of the new leave provisions associated with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave, related to COVID-19?

    Arkansas School Boards Association staff attorney Kristen Garner will team up with Missy Duke, attorney with Cross Gunter Witherspoon and Galchus, for an intensive one-day virtual training on FMLA and applicable FFCRA impacts for school district superintendents and other central office staff who handle this issue daily. The live virtual training will be held on May 26, 2020, via Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM).

    Morning Session (8:30-11:30)

    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.

    Afternoon Session (1:00 to 3:00)

    The afternoon session will take up where the morning session left off and go in-depth with form completion, timelines, health insurance during FMLA, administrative responses, and real-world practice scenarios.

    Attendees must attend both sessions to receive credit for the event. The cost is $185 per person through May 19, 2020, and $205 after that date. The class size limit is 25.  Due to limits on the number of participants, there will be no refunds for cancellations after May 22, 2020.  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.

    Please provide a current email address during registration. Registration materials, meeting ID number and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2020
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Virtual Zoom

    Register HERE for the FMLA Training!

    May 27, 2020

    a Virtual Workshop

    ​Do you and your district employees who are 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 complying with the law? Are you aware of the new leave provisions associated with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave, related to COVID-19?

    Arkansas School Boards Association staff attorney Kristen Garner will team up with Missy Duke, attorney with Cross Gunter Witherspoon and Galchus, for an intensive one-day virtual training on FMLA and applicable FFCRA impacts for school district superintendents and other central office staff who handle this issue daily. The live virtual training will be held on May 27, 2020, via Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM).

    Morning Session (8:30-11:30)

    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.

    Afternoon Session (1:00 to 3:00)

    The afternoon session will take up where the morning session left off and go in-depth with form completion, timelines, health insurance during FMLA, administrative responses, and real-world practice scenarios.

    Attendees must attend both sessions to receive credit for the event. The cost is $185 per person through May 19, 2020, and $205 after that date.The class size limit is 25. Due to limits on the number of participants, there will be no refunds for cancellations after May 22, 2020. 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.

    ​Please provide a current email address during registration. Registration materials, meeting ID number, and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

     

     

  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2020
    9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Virtual Zoom

    Kristen Garner, ASBA Staff Attorney, will host a virtual workshop Administrative Directives and Hard Conversations in June. 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!

    These workshops will be live virtual training sessions on Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM).

    The first session is scheduled for June 9, 2020 from 9:30-2:30 with an hour break for lunch.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

    The second session is scheduled for June 23, 2020 from 9:30-2:30 with an hour break for lunch.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

    Participants must attend both morning and afternoon sessions to receive credit.  The number of registrants for this workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so reserve your spot soon. ​

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

    Please provide a current email address during registration.  Registration materials, meeting ID number, and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

     

     

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Virtual Zoom

    Register HERE for the FMLA Training.

    June 16, 2020

    a Virtual Workshop

    ​Do you and your district employees who are 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 complying with the law? Are you aware of the new leave provisions associated with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave, related to COVID-19?

    Arkansas School Boards Association Staff Attorney Kristen Garner will team up with Missy Duke, attorney with Cross Gunter Witherspoon and Galchus, for an intensive one-day virtual training on FMLA and applicable FFCRA impacts for school district superintendents and other central office staff who handle this issue daily. The live virtual training will be held on June 16, 2020, via Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM).

    Morning Session (8:30-11:30)

    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.

    Afternoon Session (1:00 to 3:00)

    The afternoon session will take up where the morning session left off and go in-depth with form completion, timelines, health insurance during FMLA, administrative responses, and real-world practice scenarios.

    Attendees must attend both sessions to receive credit for the event. The cost is $185 per person through June 9, 2020, and $205 after that date.The class size limit is 25. Due to limits on the number of participants, there will be no refunds for cancellations after June 12, 2020. 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.

    ​Please provide a current email address during registration. Registration materials, meeting ID number, and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

     

     

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2020
    9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Virtual Zoom

    Kristen Garner, ASBA Staff Attorney, will host a virtual workshop Administrative Directives and Hard Conversations in June. 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!

    These workshops will be live virtual training sessions on Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM).

    The first session is scheduled for June 9, 2020 from 9:30-2:30 with an hour break for lunch.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

    The second session is scheduled for June 23, 2020 from 9:30-2:30 with an hour break for lunch.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

    Participants must attend both morning and afternoon sessions to receive credit.  The number of registrants for this workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so reserve your spot soon. ​

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

    Please provide a current email address during registration.  Registration materials, meeting ID number, and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

     

     

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020
    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Virtual Zoom

    REGISTER NOW

    Would you like to have more confidence in the decisions your district’s board and superintendent are making about district finances, especially during this uncertain time?  What will be your fund balance at the end of the fiscal year? How does your district's financial position compare to past years'? How do you know if it’s where it needs to be?  What do you need to consider when making adjustments to district operations to protect your fund balance?  How do new monies, such as the CARES Act/Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, affect this?

    Join us on Thursday, June 25th via Zoom, to learn how to answer these questions and others. ASBA is offering a two-hour virtual training led by Robyn Keene, Director of Financial Services for AAEA. The session begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12:00.

    The cost is $85 per person through June 18, 2020, and $100 after that date. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org.  Cancellation requests received through June 11, 2020, will be refunded at 100%. Cancellation requests received after June 11th will be refunded at 50%. The number of registrants for this two-hour workshop will be limited to 25 so reserve your spot soon.  Due to participant limits, there will be no refunds after June 22, 2020.

    ​Materials and instructions for linking to the session will be emailed to registrants on June 23rd, two days prior to the workshop.

    If you have questions, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.

     

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020
    Tue
    21
    Jul
    2020
    Cancelled

    Registration will open mid-February for the 2020 Southern Region Leadership Conference that we often refer to as the Tri-State Conference since it is a collaboration between the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  Watch this site and your email for an announcement when registration opens.

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    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. Agenda available here.

    WHEN: NBMI will be held Monday, September 21, 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:  You may register for this event HERE.

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

     

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    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. Agenda is available here.

    WHEN: The Administrative Professionals Workshop will be held Monday, September 21, 2020. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3:00 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

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

    REGISTRATION: You may register for this event HERE.

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

  • 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.