Message from ASBA President, Steven Chapman
ASBA forms member and partner engagement committee
I would like to speak with you about transitions, accessibility and engagement with ASBA and myself. Last month, we announced two changes that would be happening in ASBA – the transition of president of our association and that our executive director would be retiring in January 2020. I want to assure you that while at times the faces of our organization may change, its dedication to serving our members and over one million students, remains the same.
During our executive director search process, the ASBA board of directors will work very diligently to find the best person to continue moving our association in our efforts towards educational equity, advocacy and meaningful professional development opportunities for our members and partners. A new executive director will be named by December 2019.
With my time as president of ASBA, I hope to work with you all to ensure that I, and this association, are accessible and engaging with our stakeholders and supporters. It is critical now more than ever, that the public education community stick together to ensure policy and funding outcomes equitably serve all Arizona students. We can see the landscape is changing and there has been an increase in public support and engagement with us over the last few years.
With that in mind, I am announcing the formation of a member and partner engagement committee to seek new opportunities and expand our existing partnerships.
Let us continue growing our network and increasing our effectiveness in advocacy together. Our students are counting on us.
ASBA is your one-stop-shop for superintendent searches
From helping your board become search ready, to launching a statewide or nationwide search, to assisting you with a smooth transition post-search – we’ve got you covered. Click here to download more information.
April was Autism Awareness Month
Have you met ASBA’s very own, Lindsey Eaton? She is an Administrative Clerk here at ASBA. Hear her story.
ASBA app giveaway – win FREE SLI registration
Download the ASBA app and click on ASBA Notifications by May 20, 2019. ASBA will send a push notification for you to click on and be entered to win a FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE registration on June 6-8 at Little America. If you are the winner and your district has already paid the registration fee, it will be refunded. For those already receiving ASBA notifications, you will receive the push notification automatically. The winner must be an ASBA member.
Census 2020 timeline key dates
Here is a timeline for some of the key dates for Census 2020. These census results determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives and the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds each year that impact public schools and communities.
Did you miss the webinar on issues LGBTQ students face?
How are Arizona’s LGBTQ students faring? What are the issues specific to the LGBTQ culture and community that school board members should know about? Take a look at the data and the opportunities we have as leaders in our school districts. Download now.
Summer is a perfect time to schedule a board retreat
Summer is the perfect time for your senior leadership team to schedule a board retreat. Research shows that board-superintendent teams that participate together in professional development are more effective. The training and facilitation team at ASBA is ready to help you plan a productive and educational board retreat.
We have developed workshops that can be combined into a full or half-day trainings. And we’re unique because we both are sitting board members and have extensive experience working with boards from all demographics, from urban to rural to remote. If you don’t see a perfect training session for you, give us a call! We can customize a training just for your district. Download our flyer.
Training slots fill up fast so contact us soon to secure the perfect time for your board retreat! Download our training session flyer or fill out a board training request form here.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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2019 Annual Conference call for proposals open May 15, 2019
Does your district or school have a success story or program you want to share? Request for proposals will open May 15 and close August 2. Proposals to present can be submitted here.