2021  NBMI


The ASBA New Board Member Institute is designed to assist board members in their transition from private citizen to public official.  To help with this, the goal of this institute to provide each member with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake matters they will face both at the board table and in their communities. During this day-long training we will focus on the following:

  • board governance (roles and responsibilities)
  • school finance (funding, budget development, financial management, & audit)
  • school law (the Freedom of Information Act, executive session, ethics & other critical legal issues), and
  • student achievement.

Click HERE to download the full agenda.

As always, our veteran members and superintendents who wish to attend are encouraged to do so.  Their presence often lends support for our newer members.

WHEN: NBMI will be held Thursday, June 17, 2021. This will be a HYBRID conference, meaning that you can choose to either come in-person to the meeting in Hot Springs or join us virtually via Zoom.  You will choose one or the other when you register.  For those attending in person, check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with access to a continental breakfast. Both the in-person and the Zoom sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. Lunch and breakfast are provided with registration for those attending on-site.

WHERE: The Hot Springs Doubletree Hotel, located at 4813 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR  71913 or virtual via Zoom.

TRAINING HOURS:  School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit for attending.


IN-PERSON ATTENDEES:  Registration for those attending in person is $185 per person through June 3, and $205 after June 3, 2021. Online registration will close at noon on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. You may register on-site on the day of the workshop.

VIRTUAL ATTENDEES: Registration for those attending virtually is $135 per person through June 3, and $155 after June 3, 2021.  Registrations for virtual attendees will be accepted through noon on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  Be sure you register using the email address you will use when signing in to Zoom.

Requests for cancellation must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through June 10 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after June 10 will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 16, 2021.

ROOM RESERVATION PROCEDURE: A block of rooms has been set aside at the Doubletree for those wishing to arrive the evening before the workshop (June 16th).  To make reservations, CLICK HERE.

QUESTIONS: If you have registration questions or questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.