New Board Member Institute with Audit Training
Start Date 09/21/2020 07:30 AM
End Date 09/21/2020 03:00 PM
Address Hot Springs Convention Center. 134 Convention Boulevard. Hot Springs, AR 71901
Registration is closed for the event.

New Board Member Institute


Welcome new board members!  Congratulations on being elected to your local school board.


There is no greater contribution than serving as a member of the leadership team that provides educational opportunities for the children in your community.  The Arkansas School Boards Association is here to help those of you who are newly or recently elected to your local school board by once again offering our one-day New Board Member Institute. And, we always welcome our veteran members who wish to attend.  Their presence lends such support to our newer members.


To help you start out and stay on the right path, this institute will expose you to an overview of topics important for new board members.  We believe it will provide a solid foundation for your first months in office and beyond.  Over the day, you will learn about board governance, school finance, and school law and other legal issues that are critical to successful board operations. 


The conference will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center on September 21, 2020. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8:30.  Lunch is provided for registered attendees and adjournment is at 3:00 p.m.  allowing for 6 hours of training credit.


Click HERE to view full agenda.

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

REGISTRATION:  Registration is $185 per person through September 8, 2020, and $205 after September 8th. Non-Member registration is $285 per person through September 8, 2020 and $305 after September 8th. Online registration will close at noon on Friday, September 18, 2020. You may register on-site on the day of the workshop.

Requests for cancellation must be in writing to Cancellation requests received through September 14. 2020 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after September 14th will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after September 18, 2020.




To make reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa visit the ASBA reservation page or call 501.321.4403.



Click HERE – enter “Check Availability” under Book Your Stay.  This will take you to the “Reservation” page to enter your arrival and departure date.  Click on ENTER IT NOW beside Promo or Group Code.  Under additional options, this will allow you to enter the group’s special code and click Update. Our code is ASBA20.  Your group’s special rate and room types should be displayed.  Codes are case sensitive.

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