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​2018 Schedule of Events

​100th Annual State Education Conference 

SEC Cover.pngRecognizing Our Roots & Reaching Beyond 
November 14-16, 2018  |  La Vista Conference Center

Download the Conference Program: 

Onsite Registration is sill available!
This conference, presented annually the week prior to Thanksgiving, offers school leaders the latest in educational information and technology through such activities as preconference workshops, keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and commercial exhibits. 2018 keynotes include Phil Hansen, V.J. Smith & Brian Blasko!  View the entire agenda by downloading the above pdf.  
  • 3 days
  • 2 Pre-conference Sessions
  • 3 Keynote speakers
  • 50 breakout sessions
  • 90+ Exhibitors
  • 1,000 Networking Opportunities

​New Board Member Workshops

NBMW Cover.pngNovember 27  |  Gering - Gering Civic Center
November 28  |  North Platte - West Central Research and Extension Center
November 29  |  Grand Island - Ramada Midtown
December 4  |  Norfolk - Lifelong Learning Center
December 5  |  La Vista - Embassy Suites

To Register: log in using your username and password 

The Fundamentals of Board Service

  • 8:45 AM  |  Registration 
  • 9:00 AM  |  Welcome & Morning Sessions
  • 12:30 PM  |  Lunch & Afternoon Sessions
  • 4:30 PM  |  Adjourn

Learning Objectives
  • Mission, Vision, and Goals; Policy Governance; Community Engagement; Accountability & Student Achievement; Advocacy; District Resources; Board Operations; Board-Superintendent Relations; Professional Development

Designed for:
  • Newly Elected Board Members; Current Board Members; Experienced Board Members; Mid-Term Appointed Board Members; and Superintendents/ESU Administrators

​9th Annual Nebraska Children’s Health & Education Summit

Health Care & Education: An Emerging Partnership

December 11  |  Omaha

8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Sorrell Building - University of Nebraska Medical Center
42nd & Emile Streets, Omaha, Nebraska

Hosted by: 
Nebraska Medicine & University of Nebraska Medical Center

​2019 Schedule of Events

​Legislative Issues Conference

January 27-28, 2019  |  Lincoln

2018 speakers included:
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts
  • Speaker Jim Scheer
  • Sen. Mike Groene
  • Sen. Bob Krist
  • Sen. John Stinner
  • Sen. Lynne Walz

Presented annually in January, hear from the movers and shakers inside the Legislature about the key issues affecting Nebraska's public schools, including the Governor; Commissioner of Education; the Speaker; and select Committee Chairs. Lunch with Senators will follow the morning speakers. An afternoon session on Budget & Finance will follow.

President's Retreat  |  "Board President - Purposeful Leader"

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February 2019

Presidents, and those who aspire to be President are invited to attend the NASB President's Retreat.  Sunday night starts with a Social, Dinner & Training, followed by an all day work session Monday.
“Successful leadership is defined by RELATIONSHIPS and RESULTS.”  - Stephen Covey


​Budget & Finance Workshop

GettyImages-540123144 500.jpgAs a Leadership Team, it is the responsibility of both the board and Superintendent/ESU Administrator to manage the finances within their district/ESU. This workshop features Superintendents Matt Fisher of Northwest Public Schools and Carl Dietz of Wilcox-Hildreth Public Schools, two school finance experts, who share their experiences in:
  • Overview of individual school funds and approved uses
  • Understanding the building of a budget
  • Learning how Special Education affects a budget
  • TEEOSA Formula 101
  • Negotiations - what can be negotiated & what to expect
  • Explanation of funds and their uses
  • Cash reserves
  • Tax receipts by month
  • How to share the budget & finance information with the community

​NAEP State Convention  |  Growth - Resiliency - Impact

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March 2019

Learning, Networking, Support, Vendors & Giveaways! Last year’s lineup included keynote addresses from Dr. Jolene Palmer, NDE School Safety & Security Director on “Preparing for the Difficult Situation” and Dan Meers, AKA, KC Wolf titled  “Courageous Leadership - Living a Life of Influence”, Dr. Beth Doll, Interim Dean, College of Education and Human Resources, University of Nebraska Lincoln on “Making Schools Resilient”, as well as Breakout Sessions, Table Talks networking, and much more!

​Spring Legal Workshops

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One of the most important tasks board members and administrators may face deals with due process hearings, including closed sessions and other legal and procedural issues.  It is here where so many questions arise: 

  • What are the due process requirements?
  • What responsibilities do board members have?
  • What is the role of an administrator in a hearing?

​Legislative Lunches

Join NASB's Legislative and Advocacy Team, along with members of NASB’s Legislation Committee, Board of Directors, and others from districts across Nebraska for our Legislative Lunches during the Legislative Session.  Engage with one another, share thoughts from your districts, and here about key bills, the current schedule, coalitions that are or have the potential of forming, and other hot topics on the attendees minds.

Annual Member Golf Outing  |  June 2019


​School Law Seminar

GettyImages-681407458 400.jpgJune 2019  |  Kearney
This popular program, geared towards board members, superintendents, ESU administrators, and lawyers across Nebraska will bring you the most recent development in school law at the state and federal levels. Thursday evening, meet and greet your peers at the exhibitor reception and a hospitality suite. Friday sessions begin at 9:00 AM.
The 2018 Agenda Included:
  • Legislative Update & What’s New at NDE
  • What’s New From Washington? A Federal Law Update
  • The Endrew F Yo-Yo and What it Means for You
  • Are Kids Safe? A Discussion of School Security Across Nebraska
  • Student Walkouts and Free Speech
  • When Rights Collide: Racial Taunts, Confederate Flags, and Other Areas of Conflicting Rights in Schools
  • Three Kids in a Car: A Special Education Disciplinary Tale
  • Sexual Harassment and “Me Too”

​2018 Candidate Forums 

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Candidate Forums were held in the following locations leading up to the November 2018 election.  These will be held again in 2020.

July 9  |  Auburn High School
July 10  |  ESU 13 - Scottsbluff
July 12  |  Kearney Holiday Inn
July 23  |  Wayne High School
July 26  |  ESU 3 - La Vista

The Candidate Forum is designed to inform individuals who have filed for candidacy of their role as a board member. Superintendents and sitting board members are encouraged to attend with candidates to show support and receive training.  Attendees will learn about serving their community, being an advocate for public education, along with roles and responsibilities of an effective board member.  There is no fee to attend.  The forums run from 6:30-8:30.

​NAEP Annual Workshops

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NAEP Annual Workshop occurs each July in four regional locations.  These daylong workshops consist of the annual Business Meeting, Table Talk Timeouts, hot topics, and more.  Features this year include Region Officer Elections; Hot Topics for Bookkeepers and Business Managers; Be Fit While You Sit; New NAEP Website and Resources; NAEP Workflow; ESSA Coding; Record Storage & Retention; Task Management; Board Meetings; Maximize Your Potential A 30,000 Foot View; Cyber Safety & Security; and more!

​NASB Orientation

July  |  Lincoln
An introduction to NASB staff, programs, and services, presented annually each year.

​NASA/NASB Labor Relations Conference

September 5-6  |  Lincoln

Whether you're a novice at the bargaining table or an experienced negotiator, this conference will provide the latest information in the labor relations arena.  This conference is presented annually, each September.

Wednesday, September 5th
  • 12:30 PM - Registration Open
  • 1:00 PM - The ABCs of Negotiations - Perry Law Firm
  • 5:00 PM - Memorial Stadium and More Tour

Thursday, September 6th
  • 7:00 AM - Registration&Continental Breakfast / Exhibits Open
  • 8:30 AM - Welcome & Opening Keynote - The Relationship Comes First - Jason Lauritsen
  • 9:45 AM - Concurrent Sessions I
  • 11:00 AM - Concurrent Sessions II
  • 12:00 PM - Luncheon
  • 1:00 PM - Concurrent Sessions III
  • 2:15 PM - Concurrent Sessions IV
  • 3:15 PM - Adjourn

​Area Membership Meetings

AMM 2018 cover.pngTraining  |  Recognition  |  Networking  |  Vision

These nine annual meetings provide an excellent opportunity for board members and administrators to network with other school leaders in their region, and are presented annually, from August through October.  

The 2018 sessions included:
  • Vision: Engaged .....  One Vision – One State
  • Gallup: Turning Talents into Strengths
  • Protecting Our Precious Assets from Bell to Bell
  • I Don’t Know, What I Don’t Know!
  • Rolling Down the Road towards Delegate Assembly
  • Organizing the Chaos: Superintendent Evaluation and Board Self-Assessment
  • Cool Tools for School Boards in Developing Resilient Students

​Facilities & Construction Workshop


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General Sessions 
  • How to Build a Facilities Plan ... Hammer Not Included
  • Lunch & Construction Horror Stories

Breakouts Include:
  • Keeping Your School Buildings Safe 
  • Modular Buildings… Temporarily Permanent – The Good the Bad and the Ugly
  • Financing Building Improvements and New Construction Projects:  A School District’s Guide to the Changing World of Public Finance
  • Contingent Finance Projects with Energy Savings 
  • What You Need to Know About Builder’s Risk Coverage
  • Regroup, Reassess & Rejuvenate to Pass a Bond
  • Using the Law to Assure a Quality Project, on Budget and on Schedule
  • Funding Options for School Capital Construction Projects
  • Energy Conservation Measures
  • Panel of Experts  
  • Construction after Destruction
  • Paying for District Facilities and New Construction Projects – What Options are Available?
  • Tell Me About It Panel 
  • Unique, Frustrating, and Trending Facility and Construction Issues 
  • Building the Future:  How to Set Your Construction Project Up for Success 

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