NOTE: Virtual participants will be emailed instructions on how to participate via ZOOM approximately one day before the day(s) they are registered to attend. 

2023 Annual Conference SEMI Form

Conference Files

Early Bird Handouts

Tuesday Handouts

Wednesday Handouts


Annual Conference Details

February 20, 2023
Early Bird Seminar: 

  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
  • 3 Hours of CEU Credit available
  • COST for Early Bird: $150.00*  

February 21-22, 2023
Annual Conference:
  • Time: Opening General Session begins at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • 6 Hours of CEU Credit available on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • 3 Hours of CEU Credit available on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • COST for Tuesday-Wednesday: $450.00*

 *Higher fees for non-school district participants

Cancellations must be made by Wednesday, February 15, 2023 or your district will be billed the full registration fee.




MSBA 51st Annual Conference 

February 20-22, 2023

Hilton Jackson • Jackson, MS


The Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) will host the 51st Annual Conference on February 20-22, 2023. This year's conference is hybrid — Choose to attend virtually or in-person at the Hilton Jackson in Jackson, MS. 

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

School Law

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.

School Finance

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.


Hotel Information






Office: 380 Zurich Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mail: PO Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: 601-924-2001   Fax:601-924-2002   Toll Free:888-367-6722