Area Membership Meetings
Training | Recognition | Networking | Together
On the road again!
These annual meetings provide an excellent opportunity for board members and administrators to network with other school leaders in their region, and are presented annually, starting in August. View the full agenda below ... mark your calendars to join us, we can't wait to see you all again!
- August 24,2021 - Gering (Gering Civic Center)
- August 25, 2021 - North Platte (Sandhills Convention Center)
- August 31, 2021 - Valentine (Highschool & Peppermill Lounge)
- September 1, 2021 - Norfolk (Lifelong Learning Center)
- September 8, 2021 - Kearney (Kearney Holiday Inn)
- September 15, 2021 - York (Holthus Convention Center)
- September 29, 2021 - Fremont (Middle School & Golf Club)
- October 5, 2021 - La Vista (Embassy Suites)
- October 6, 2021 - Nebraska City (High School & Table Creek Golf Club)
4:30 PM - Registration, Networking & Exhibitors
5:00 PM - Opening Session
5:45 PM - Break & Exhibitors
6:00 PM - Training Sessions #1
6:35 PM - Break & Exhibitors
6:45 PM - Training Sessions #2
7:25 PM - Networking Dinner & Awards/Recognition
15 awards of achievement points will be earned for attending
Vision & Training Sessions
5:00 PM - A reintroduction to NASB: what it does. What it can do for you.
From the people to the programs, services and advocacy efforts at the Capitol, NASB offers all Nebraska school districts and ESUs the resources and expertise to strengthen public education for all Nebraskans, and empower you as locally elected school board members to be community leaders.
6:00 PM - Training Sessions 1
A refresher on the Open Meetings Law and issues that keep coming up
A look at the Open Meetings Act and other procedural issues. You will also learn about addressing common issue that can become landmines for boards, hot topics, and making sure your minutes and agenda are transparent and up to date. - John Spatz, Executive Director
School Employee Shortage
The shortage of qualified and quality school employees is a critical issue in education. NASB is committed to understanding national and statewide trends and attributing resources to address this challenge. We will identify obstacles, discuss partners and provide you the opportunity to learn from the success of your peers. Bring your innovative ideas to share. - Shari Becker, Director of Leadership Search Service & Colby Coash, Associate Executive Director/Director of Government Relations
Stakeholder Engagement + District Identified Needs = Long-Term Goals
What does a successful graduate of your school district look like? We will provide a road map for how your board can engage all stakeholders, identify district needs, and develop long-term goals (strategic plan) to ensure the district achieves success. - Marcia Herring, Director of Board Leadership
6:45 PM - Training Sessions 2
The Good & the Bad of the 2021 Legislative Session: What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s to come
With 684 total bills introduced in 2021, 96 tracked by NASB, we supported 20, opposed 26, monitored another 50. Twenty of those were signed by the Governor/passed. Find out what actually happened, what didn’t happen, what is still in play for next year, what new policies will you need to implement, where do we go from here, and so much more! - Colby Coash, Associate Executive Director/Director of Government Relations & Matt Belka, Director of Marketing, Communications & Advocacy
The Most Important Job – Superintendent Evaluation
Any chance your board could improve upon the current superintendent evaluation tool, process, or protocols for administering an effective evaluation? Join us to consider a new tool, process, and protocols for fulfilling the most important job you have! - Marcia Herring, Director of Board Leadership
Critical Risks, Digital Boundaries
Districts face serious legal and financial risks when professional boundaries between staff and students are breached. What you should know before those situations occur can limit your liabilities and provide better tools for preventing and investigating events when important boundaries are crossed. - Megan Boldt, Director of ALICAP/Insurance & Jim Luebbe, Director of Policy Service
Look back on the Virtual 2020 Area Membership Meeting: Home Invasion!
QB’s and Olympic medals. Grit and Scandal. Prizes and Recognition. Not to mention updates from the NASB leadership and staff
Due to Covid restricting our travel into nine communities and a number of school buildings, we brought the 2020 Area Membership Meetings to you in a fun, entertaining virtual form. You still had the opportunity to see and hear updates from many NASB staff members. We still verbally recognized boards who earned the President’s Board Award and Board of Excellence, as well as individual board members who have earned Level VII through X during this points year.
Topics covered includeD:
Welcome from NASB President Stacie Higgins
Legislative update from Colby Coash
ALICAP run-down from Megan Boldt
Board Leadership during these trying times from Marcia Herring
2020 State Education Conference information from Sharon Endorf
Feasibility and the data districts need to make informed decisions from Jim Luebbe
Delegate Assembly dates and procedures from Sallie Svatora
Awards of Achievement recognition from Shari Becker
Wrap up and general update from John Spatz
... And a few additional guests, updates and surprises including Jordan Larson, Brett Favre, the West Wing's 'Will Bailey' Joshua Malina, Senator Deb Fischer, and more!
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