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Support Black students in your public schools

Join the ASBA Black Alliance Meeting, Wednesday, June 17, 5:45 – 7 p.m.

Meeting topics will be a digital summer training program on supporting Black students during COVID-19, the development of an anti-racism starter kit and a scholarship fund. Alliance President Lindsay Love will provide a presentation on racialized trauma. Devin Del Palacio, president of the NSBA’s National Black Council, will provide an update on that group’s work.

All registrants for ASBA’s Summer Leadership Virtual Conference will be registered automatically for this meeting. All others who wish to join the meeting must register using this online form to receive the link to participate. Participants will be authenticated prior to being admitted to the meeting.

Will the ASBA Law Conference be in-person this year? September 9-11

Law Conference

We wanted to give members an update on this year’s ASBA Law Conference. Like you, we are carefully watching COVID-19 trends and listening to public health professionals for the latest advice. First and foremost, we want this to be a safe, educational experience for all and are making adjustments to the way we are doing things.

Right now, the 2020 ASBA Law Conference is planned to be an in-person event, to be held on September 9-11. A full-day Pre-Conference on COVID-19 Legal Issues will be held on Wednesday, September 9 and the full conference will be held Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11. The conference will end on Friday at noon.

Here are the highlights:

  • A Full Day Pre-Conference on Legal & Public Policy Issues Related to COVID-19 and Public Education
  • New York Times Best Selling Author David Epstein on Range: Why Generalists Will Triumph in a Specialized World
  • Former Cheers and Current Pixar Star John Ratzenberger on Made in America: Educating, Motivating & Empowering Americans to Expand Skills and Entrepreneurship
  • A Full Legislative and Legal Update and Stump the Lawyer Panel
  • 12 In-Depth Breakout Sessions by Arizona’s Best School Lawyers

Hear from past presenters on why districts should present at Annual Conference! Request for Proposals now open

ASBA encourages your district to think about presenting at our Annual Conference, Dec. 3-4. Submissions are now open and close Friday, Aug. 3. ASBA will conduct a first review and notify semi-finalists no later than Aug. 17, 2020. If selected as a semi-finalist, you will be asked to provide additional details on your presentation which will assist ASBA in making final selections.

Submissions will be considered for either a 50 min or 30 min breakout session.

For questions or additional information, please contact Nikkie Whaley, ASBA Board Support and Field Service Specialist by email,

All the information is located on the website.

June 18, 10-11 a.m., ASBA and ADE Per Pupil Spending Webinar


PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is Thursday, June 18, 2020

Beginning in 2020, Arizona district and charter schools must annually report their per-pupil expenditures to be featured on Join the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona School Boards Association for an informative webinar on how these per-pupil expenditure numbers can fluctuate based on school characteristics and what you can expect your per-pupil expenditures to look like in the upcoming school report cards.

Presenters include:
Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA
Wendy Davy, Chief Accountability Officer, ADE
Emily O’Neil, Communications Advisor, ADE

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