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S.W.E.A.T. Conference  |  April 14, 2015

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Just announced: Rex Burkhead to kick off the S.W.E.A.T. Conference!
This conference, held at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln will be co-sponsored by the Nebraska Whole Child Project, the Midwest Dairy Council, the Nebraska Association of School Boards, Nebraska Action for Healthy Kids, the Department of Health & Human Services, NETS, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Nebraska Public Leadership Foundation, and the Nebraska School Activities Association.

Attendees will spend the day learning from experts on student wellness and the correlation to student achievement, and participate in a variety of brain breaks.  The conference is targeted at board members, superintendents, ESU administrators, PE teachers, School Nurses, Wellness coordinators and champions, and anyone else from your district you feel appropriate.


To Register:

Board Members and Superintendents/ESU Administrators log-in and register HERE

All other individuals register HERE 


Open Meetings Law Workshops

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The Open Meeting Law Workshop will offer your board or council the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of this law and have the opportunity to ask questions of NASB’s Legal Counsel.  All meetings of a public body must follow the Open Meetings Law, which makes this is a beneficial workshop for you and your board/council to attend.  The Workshop will provide information regarding agenda, notice, minutes, closed session, special meeting, emergency meeting, and public comment in addition to answering questions from attendees. 
Suggested audience: School Board Members & Secretaries, School Superintendents, City Councils & Clerks, Community & Civic Boards, and County Attorneys & Boards.



To Register:

School Districts and ESUs log-in and register HERE

All other individuals register HERE


School Law Seminar & Golf Outing 

SLS 2015 Cover SM.pngMark your calendar for the 2015 School Law Seminar & Golf Outing, June 4-5, in Kearney.  The conference is targeted at board members, superintendents, ESU administrators, and lawyers across Nebraska.
Thursday will again kick off with a golf outing at the Kearney Country Club for all NASB Members, with the exhibitor reception, and hospitality suites that evening.
Friday begins with sessions starting at 8 AM,  on topics ranging from a Legislative Update; PPACA; School Securities and Bonds; Civil Rights; Keeping Facilities Safe and Up to Code; Legal Issues in Ed Tech; Suicide Prevention Regulations; The Good Ole Days in High School; Crisis Management in the Social Media Age; and Interaction Between Law Enforcement and Schools. 
Sharpen both your brain, and your irons, and make plans now to attend!
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January 25-31:  School Board Recognition Week

Governor Ricketts declared January 25 – 31, 2015 as School Board Recognition Week in Nebraska.  Thanks to the 1,700+ volunteers who make up the Board of Education for Nebraska's Public Schools and ESUs. 

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To view more photos from the 2015 Legislative Issues Conference, visit:


Healthy Students are Better Students!

Healthy students are better students.  It’s the primary focus behind the Nebraska Whole Child Project!  Check out this quick video from the 2014 Learning Connection Summit.  You may even recognize someone.  Thanks to The GENYOUth Foundation, the Midwest Dairy Council, and Fuel Up to Play 60 for their positive impact in our schools.


Proven school wellness programs like Fuel Up to Play 60 empower students to make positive changes at school and can bring healthy changes to life both in and out of the classroom.  School breakfast programs are especially important and may positively impact children’s nutrition and learning. In fact, research shows that those who eat breakfast have better attention and memory than breakfast skippers and students who are more active during school perform better on standardized tests for reading, math and spelling.

American kids spend more than 2,000 hours in school each year where in-school wellness policies can encourage healthy habits. Schools are an ideal place to promote childhood health and wellness, but they cannot act alone.  Parents, schools and the larger community must work together to affect change for children’s health and wellness in schools.
To view the full report, including references and other supporting materials, visit

NASB Mission Statement

The Nebraska Association of School Boards provides services to School Boards
to strengthen public education for all Nebraska Children. 

To find out more about NASB click here. 

NASB Features Student Artists from across Nebraska

NASB likes to feature student artists from across Nebraska. This art is not only displayed here, but proudly in the hallways throughout our office. 

The latest “expo” is from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Graders from Bruning-Davenport Unified School District.  The theme for this project was "What I Love About Nebraska."

To have your students participate in this program, please contact Jaime Pope at or 800-422-4572. Jaime will handle the submission of art and proper parental consent forms. The artwork may represent any grade level and must include the student’s name, grade and building. The artwork will be returned upon request. 


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April 8  |  Lincoln


S.W.E.A.T. Conference

April 14  |  Lincoln


 Open Meetings Law Workshops
April 28  |  Gering
April 29  |  Kearney
June 16  |  Lincoln
June 17  |  Norfolk


School Law Seminar & Golf Outing
June 4-5  |  Kearney 

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