Annual Conference Overview
The MSBA Annual Conference brings together school board members and education leaders from across the state to share information that shapes the future of our students. The conference provides two and one-half days of significant presentations and experiences to energize your leadership team and district.
School leaders will gain ideas and strategies through the Early Bird Leadership seminar, general sessions, concurrent sessions, speakers, demonstrations, and exhibitors with cutting-edge content, best practices, and the new ideas to support student achievement. Join the many school board members, superintendents, and education leaders from across the state to gain valuable knowledge and information in several key areas including:
Governance and Leadership
Effective leadership skills are necessary to transform public education. Discover the value of using governance tools resources to accomplish the mission of the district.
Learn about current state and federal topics that are affecting education leaders and impacting local control and governance.
School Board Policy
Having comprehensive policies in place to guide district and school operations is critical to the successful operation of a school district. Learn about required policies, governing by policy, and recent policy revisions.
Boards of Education need to ensure that school districts and students will be better able to meet the demands of the future by instituting an ongoing, comprehensive planning process. Learn how to set and monitor goals, to align resources, and to achieve district goals and priorities.
Selecting and evaluating the superintendent is one of the school board’s most important jobs. A quality superintendent evaluation process helps develop good board/superintendent relationships, provides clarity of roles, creates common understanding of the leadership being provided, and provides a mechanism for accountability.
Best Practices at the District Level
District leaders share how innovative approaches can improve student achievement amid economic and other challenges
Participate in essential training for board members and superintendents to learn about the ever changing world of school law. Hear from the experts about the most recent laws and litigation affecting school districts.
School Board/Superintendent Relations
Get clarity on the roles and responsibilities of the board and superintendents, and on how to collaborate and develop long-term successful relationships inside and outside the system.
A major responsibility of the school board is adopting the school district budget and ensuring that the necessary financial policies are in place to prevent fraud, waste, and misappropriation. Become better informed about the board’s role in school district finance.
Student Achievement and Accountability
Understand the factors which set conditions for determining academic success, accountability, and continuous improvement within school districts.
Technology and Social Media
Join in hands-on sessions and learn to use technology and social media tools for governance, school public relations, and transforming schools.