New Board Member Institute with Audit Training
Start Date 06/24/2019 07:45 AM
End Date 06/24/2019 03:00 PM
Address Hot Springs Convention Center. 134 Convention Boulevard. Hot Springs, AR 71901
Online NBMI registration is closed. Onsite registration will begin at 7:45 am, Mon. June 24. Questions? Contact Dr. Butcher at

New Board Member Institute

Congratulations on being elected to your local school board! Serving as a member of the leadership team that oversees the educational opportunities of the children in your community both an honor and a great responsibility. Becoming an effective board member begins with the philosophy that you are there to serve the children of the district by providing the best education possible with the resources that are available.  

The New Board Member Institute with Audit Training is designed to help newly elected school board members in the transition from private citizen to public official.  With the increasing demand for educational excellence and fiscal accountability, the responsibilities of school boards are more complex than ever before. This institute will provide critical information and resources to help new board members become effective board members quickly.  Veteran board members and superintendents are encouraged to attend as well. It's a great opportunity for them to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues.

The agenda will cover such topics as the basics of board governance, the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, fiscal oversight, and the legally required audit training for board members. Click here to view the full agenda.

WHEN: NBMI will be held Monday, June 24, 2019. Check-in at 7:45 a.m. and treat yourself to a full buffet breakfast. The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

The Hotel Hot Springs Convention Center (Rooms 207-208), 134 Convention Boulevard Hot Springs, AR 71901

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

REGISTRATION:  Registration is $185 per person through June 7, and $205 after June 7, 2019. Non-Member registration is $285 per person through June 7 and $305 after June 7, 2019. Online registration will close at noon on Friday, June 21, 2019. You may register on-site on the day of the workshop.

Requests for cancellation must be in writing to Cancellation requests received through June 14 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after June 14 will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 21, 2019.

A block of rooms has been set aside at two hotels adjacent to the Convention Center for those wishing to arrive the evening before the workshop (June 23rd).

For the Hotel Hot Springs, visit their website and click on the “Book Today” button. This will take you to the “Reservation” page where you will enter your arrival and departure date. Click on the “ENTER IT NOW” link, beside Promo or Group Code, and enter the code ASBA19 (codes are case sensitive). You may also make reservations by calling 501.623.6600 or 877.623.6697. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or an advance deposit.

To make reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa visit the ASBA reservation page or call 501.624.9200.

 If you have registration questions, or questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at

2019 NBMI Agenda