In this issue of ASBA Connect, learn more about: Community Members can Learn Why Serving Matters, Lobby Day, 3 Myths about Prop. 123, New Annual Conference Experience, ASBA Executive Searches, Summer Leadership Institute, HNAIC Golf Tournament, and the top stories from

Community Members can Learn Why Serving Matters – For Those Interested in School Board Service (Webinars and New Publication)

Download the 2016 School Board Service Booklet

Download the 2016 School Board Service Booklet

Elections for school board will be held this November across Arizona. In support of our commitment to quality leadership for Arizona’s public schools, ASBA will be sharing information this spring about the rewards, challenges and legal requirements of board service, primarily geared to those individuals who are considering running for these essential community leadership positions.

Central to our work this spring, there will be two free, informational webinars that ASBA will be providing for individuals throughout the state who are interested in running for a seat on their local school district governing boards. This workshop will help individuals interested in running for their local school board understand what is involved in being elected to and serving on the local school board. Hear from three diverse school board members about their own experiences and where to find information about being a candidate.

The webinars will be held:

  • Tuesday, March 29, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 20, from Noon – 1 p.m.

Click here to view the new ASBA publication targeted for those interested in running for school board service, request a speaker from our leadership team to present at a community event and register for the webinars.

Lobby Day is March 16

Register to Attend
Please join on Lobby Day, Wednesday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The day will include advocacy and leadership training, and working with our legislature to make a difference in the lives of children.

Our tentative agenda includes:

  • Breakfast in the Rose Garden
  • Advocacy Workshops
  • Capitol Tours
  • Observations in the Capitol Gallery
  • Keynote from Governor Doug Ducey
  • Lunch in the Food Truck Food Court (on your own)
  • Meetings with Your Legislators

3 Myths about Prop. 123

Understand how to bust the myths by downloading and sharing the infographic.


Prepare for a New Annual Conference Experience – We Made Changes!

PrepareforchangeA new conference format on Wed, Thurs and Fri this year (Dec. 14-16). Download Flyer.

Two Pre-Conferences to Choose From | Dec. 14
New Board Orientation – For New Board Members
It’s a Digital World – How to Communicate Using Today’s Advanced Technologies

ASBA Executive Searches Now Open for Application

Superintendent, Bisbee USD, Deadline is March 11, Noon
Superintendent, Peoria USD, Deadline is March 11, Noon
Superintendent, Show Low USD, Deadline is March 21, Noon
Superintendent, Ganado USD, Deadline is March 21, Noon

Upcoming searches coming soon include Red Mesa USD!
Click here to apply

SUMMER LEADERSHIP “New Directions in Leadership “

This year, ASBA is taking the Summer Leadership Institute to Loews Ventana Canyon,
In Tucson, AZ. Save the date for June 9-11.

Special Keynote Speakers
Fri, June 10: Dr. Mari Koerner, Dean
Fulton School of Education, Arizona State University

Sat, June 11: Kathy Wiebke, PhD, NBCT
Executive Director, Arizona K12 Center

Session Topics include:

  • Personalized Learning Models for all Students • Prop 123 – What Now? • If Not Me, Who? A Superintendent’s Personal Perspective on Leading a Diverse School District
  • Vision 2025: What Can I Do to Influence Civic Participation? • And Much More

Click here for more information.

HNAIC Golf Tournament April 30

4th Annual Spring scholarship fund-raising golf tournament, Sat, April 30. Download flyer.

AZEDNews Top Stories

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