Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Tue

    New Board Member Institute

    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.DoubleTree Hotel, Little Rock


    Whether you’re a new board member or a seasoned veteran, there are always new leadership skills to explore.  ASBA's New Board Member Institute is a day-long workshop designed for newly elected or appointed board members seeking to gain a greater understanding of the duties and responsibilities of board service. It's also a great opportunity for veteran board members to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues.

    Topics covered at the institute will include the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ethics, and the roles and responsibilities of board members.  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.

    A line-up of ASBA staff, school board members, and superintendents will present throughout the day, in addition to mock scenarios, problem simulations, active learning and Q&A to reinforce learning.

    WHEN: NBMI will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. The sessions will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. Click here to view the agenda.

    WHERE: The DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock

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

    REGISTRATION:  Registration is $150 per person through September 29, and $175 after September 29. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through October 6 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after October 6 will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 12. Click here to register.

    BYOD: ASBA is going paperless! Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to access documents electronically and follow along during presentations. Links to NBMI documents will be emailed to conference attendees prior to the event.  Feel free to print handouts and bring them to the conference.  ASBA staffers will be available from 8-9 a.m. to help attendees access links to event documents.

    PARKING: The convention bureau increased parking rates in the parking garage under the DoubleTree Hotel. In that location, parking is $12.00 per vehicle.