ASBA’s 2018 Political Agenda is complete

School board members across the state attended this year’s Delegate Assembly to determine ASBA’s position on education issues for the 2018 Legislative Session. Every year, the Legislative Committee proposes a political agenda to be considered and ratified at the Delegate Assembly. Every district member board has the opportunity to influence the yearly agenda by designating a district representative to attend the Delegate Assembly, where issues based on the association’s political agenda can be discussed, debated and approved by the ASBA membership. View it now.

Participate in the Be the Change Video Contest – 50 of your students win a private keynote and GCU tour!

Win the exciting opportunity for 50 students from your school district to meet 2017 ASBA-ASA Annual Conference keynote speaker Ravi Huthseeing for an exclusive educational and motivation presentation designed just for them on the Grand Canyon University campus in Phoenix.

When: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Where: Grand Canyon University, Phoenix

This experience also includes a catered lunch and small group campus tours, led by GCU student leaders. Transportation costs to GCU* will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided at no cost. Participating students must be in grades 6 to 12.

Contest Deadline: Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.
The winning school district will be notified by Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

Learn more here.

Get involved with ASBA – Are you interested in serving on ASBA Board of Directors?

ASBA cordially invites you to apply for a 2018 County Director position. County Directors are elected by peers in their counties at the annual ASBA County Meetings. They hold two-year terms. Maricopa and Pima county have two county director seats on the board due to population.

We urge you to run for election and serve as a county director. If you are interested, please state your intent during the election portion of the county meeting.

The duties of ASBA County Directors are to:

  • Attend orientation program for new directors (January 2017).
  • Promote the vision, mission, and goals of ASBA to local county board members.
  • Help initiate and set both policy and goals for ASBA.
  • Serve as a communication link to ASBA while coordinating local county boards and advocating ASBA membership.
  • Coordinate and preside at the Annual County Meeting.
  • Attend four regular board meetings per year.
  • Attend any special board meetings called by the leadership.
  • Support the association through attendance and participation at ASBA sponsored conferences and events, e.g., ASBA BOLTS, Equity Event, Summer Leadership Institute, Delegate Assembly, Law Conference, Legislative Conference, Annual Conference and Regional Conferences.
  • Assist the association staff with participation as a room monitor/facilitator during conference learning sessions.
  • Participate in vendor visits in the exhibit hall during Annual Conference.
  • Assist local board members upon request.
  • Increase the awareness of the roles of ASBA, the professional organization, and the benefits of ASBA membership.

The ASBA Board of Directors is comprised of five officers, 17 county directors and the chairs of ASBA’s two caucuses. All members of the board have voting rights. Any Arizona school board member serving as a director or officer on the National School Boards Association Board of Directors is an ex officio member of ASBA Board of Directors, as well.

Click here to check if your county will be having an election this year.

Meet our #ASBARookies

ASBA continues to celebrate its newest board members with the #ASBARookie campaign! We are using Snapchat to engage with our new board members by getting to know them better. Meet Desiree Fowler from Page Unified School District. We asked Desiree what ASBA event is she most excited to attend. Hear what she had to say!

Results-Based Funding Formula Rewards Fewer Students in Poverty

Listen to the KJZZ interview with Dr. Aportela, ASBA director of research

In September 2017, 288 public schools across the state received the first distribution of results-based funding. Touted by Governor Doug Ducey as a way to help successful schools, especially those serving high-poverty populations, reach more students, the net effect has been the opposite.
ASBA analyzed the results and found that the bulk of the funding has been awarded to schools with low levels of poverty (state average poverty level is 58%).

Public schools receiving results-based funding awards also serve:

  • FEWER Students with disabilities
  • FEWER English learners
  • FEWER Latino, African American, Native American students than the state average

Click here to view all information.

ASBA Events

Legislative Workshop is back with vengeance! November 17, 2017

Registration for Legislative Workshop opens October 10, 2017. This fast-paced, one- day conference is back with a special focus on “Examining the trade-offs of school choice.” School choice comes at a financial, social and academic costs. Learn the unintended consequences of school choice and how educators can respond. A preview of the coming legislative session, tips for communicating with your local elected officials and other topics that impact K-12 education also will be presented. View the agenda.

Deep Equity Institute November 6, 2017

ASBA is pleased to bring you a special opportunity to embark on the path to cultural transformation with the Corwin Deep Equity Institute. Guest speakers Gary Howard, Benjie Howard and Wade Antonio Colwell are back to empower participants to become leaders of cultural transformation. This event is for school leaders and teachers. Click on the full program flyer.

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