2011 MSBA Fall Leadership Conference
The 2011 MSBA Fall Leadership Conference was a huge success. Board Members, Superintendents and district officials from throughout the state saw excellent presentations from Dr. Tom Burnham, Attorney Jim Keith and Barksdale Institute C.E.O., Claiborne Barksdale. Attendees also took part in discussions with MSBA Representatives about School Board policy and procedures. MSBA would like to thank all those who attended and extend an invitation to our Annual Conference in February of 2012. We have compiled feedback from the 2011 Fall Leadership Conference in an effort address any unanswered questions and to improve our future conferences.
Here’s what participants had to say:
"Very informative presentations. As always, Jim Keith was informative and realistic."
"This conference was Great!"
"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" changed my idea of Dr. Burnham. It was an eye-opening presentation. He (Dr. Burnham) is a great realist."
Here is a link to Dr. Burnham's PowerPoint presentation of "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"
"Where can we get more information on the policies and procedures of Superintendent Evaluations?"
See our Publications page to view MSBA's "Superintendent Evaluation Instrument."
"Thank you for a great conference. MSBA always ensures their conferences are enjoyable and inormative."
"How can we get parents and the community more involved in our public schools?"
Be sure to attend MSBA's Earlybird Session at the 2012 Annual Conference regarding community input and parental involvement. Leaders from multiple parent and community organizations will be on hand to speak about generating parental and community support.
"I'm interested in more information on selecting a board attorney. Where can I find this information?
See our Publications page to view MSBA's "Selecting A Board Attorney" document.
"How can our Board learn more about Common Core Standards?"
Issues regarding Common Core Standards will be discussed at our 2012 Annual Confernce in February.
"The speakers at the Fall Leadership Conference were truly committed to positive change for Mississippi's Schools. Their presentations were enlightening and inspiring."
"How do School Boards deal with removing classified employees in an expeditious manner?"
Classified employees, or those employees whose job duties do not require and an educator license, are at-will employees and are not covered under the Education Employment Procedures Law Mississippi Code of 1972 Section 37-9-101 et al. (EEPL) Therefore, classified employees may be both hired and terminated at the will of the employer. For more information, on EEPL, see our “Publications” on this website.
What are we required to provide to students in Alternative Schools?
Mississippi’s public schools are required to provide Alternative Schools per the Mississippi Code of 1972 Section 37-13-92. To view the law click here Alternative School Programs
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