Sending all the best New Year wishes from NDSBA! We look forward to what a new year has in store!
NDSBA is a leading advocate for public education, serving public school districts across ND.
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Sending all the best New Year wishes from NDSBA! We look forward to what a new year has in store!
A little less than a month until prices for Negotiations Seminar, Early Bird Sessions, and New Member Seminar rise! Register today to avoid the hassle later!!
NegotiationSem and Early Bird: https://www.ndsba.laventurellc.com/2023negotiationsseminar/
Our office will be closed December 26th. Happy holidays to all from NDSBA!
The December Bulletin is now available! You can find it online at https://www.ndsba.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/December-2022-Final.pdf.
If you missed the December ‘Brunch & Learn’, you can view the recording, materials, and the upcoming webinars at https://www.ndsba.org/wp/resources/brunchlearn/.
The winner of this year’s holiday card contest is Leah Dokken from Minot School District. Her art will be NDSBA’s holiday card cover and will be featured in the December Bulletin. Congratulations and well done, Leah!
There is still time to register for the December ‘Brunch & Learn’ with NDSBA’s Executive Director, Alexis Baxley, on the 2023 Legislative Session. Don’t miss your chance, register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_orOmoqCzRjCRpIijalV_rg
We would like to introduce NDSBA’s newest hire, staff attorney, Lexie Bergstrom. Lexie will be working in the legal and policy realm. Please join us in welcoming her!
Registration is now open for the 2023 Negotiations Seminar, Early Bird Sessions, and the added New Member Seminar. For more information go to www.ndsba.org or call the NDSBA office.
Did you know, there are superintendent vacancies listed on www.ndsba.org right now? Check them out!
In one week, registration for 2023 Negotiation Seminar, Early Bird Sessions, and a New Member Seminar will open. Go to www.ndsba.org or contact the NDSBA office for more information.
Have you registered for the ‘Brunch & Learn’ yet? This month, NDSBA’s Executive Director Alexis Baxley will help prepare NDSBA members for the 2023 Legislative Session by discussing committees, likely bills of interest, and how board members can stay informed throughout the session. Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dkQjkBrGThy7lYUw0bDTkg
There is still time to submit student artwork for a chance to be the featured artist of NDSBA’s 2022 holiday card. Artwork should be holiday themed and landscape-oriented and 5.5x4.75 inches - sent to 1224 West Owens Ave, Bismarck ND 58501 or to [email protected].
The NDSBMCP Winter Online Training on Introduction to Accounting and Introduction to Payroll for first-year students starts in late December – registration opens December 12!
Contact the NDSBSA office for more information.
Our office will be closed November 24-25. NDSBA wishes everyone safe travels and a great start to the holiday season!
Do you know of a classroom full of young artists or of a young artist in a classroom that should know about submitting HOLIDAY themed artwork to NDSBA? They could have a chance to be featured on our 2022 holiday card and in the December Bulletin. Artwork should be landscape-oriented and 5.5x4.75 inches, sent to 1224 West Owens Ave, Bismarck ND 58501 or to [email protected]. Submissions are due by December 2!
The November Bulletin is now available! You can find it online at https://www.ndsba.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Final.pdf
Last month at the 2022 Annual Convention, we honored past president Holly Stromsodt with a clock plaque for completing her time on the NDSBA Board of Directors. We thank Holly for her board service and wish her nothing but the best!
If you missed the November ‘Brunch & Learn’, you can view the recording, materials, and the upcoming webinars at https://www.ndsba.org/wp/resources/brunchlearn/.
Do you know who the NDSBA Board of Directors are? On October 27, 2022, at the NDSBA Annual Convention's first Delegate Assembly, new seats were elected, some re-elected, and a new face joined the board:
Patti Stedman (West Fargo School District) – President
Lucas Greff (Mott/Regent School District) – Vice President
Jim Rostad (Minot School District) – Northwest Director
Sonya Hansana (Hazen School District) – Southwest Director
Nathan Berseth (Richland 44 School District) – Southeast Director
Completing the board is Steve Halldorson (Devils Lake School District) – Northeast Director and Karl Lembke (Bismarck School District) – Past President.
We are excited for what this year will bring!
There is still time to register for the November ‘Brunch & Learn’ with NDSBA’s General Counsel, Amy De Kok, on School Board Committees. Don’t miss your chance, register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_orOmoqCzRjCRpIijalV_rg
Our office is closed today for Veteran’s Day. Thank you to those who have served and are serving.
Update 10/19/22: Our website is back up!! Thank you for your patience!
10/18/22: The NDSBA website is currently down for maintenance If you are looking for something specific or information from a page, please contact our office instead - thank you!
The 2022 Annual Convention program can now be viewed online! Go to https://www.ndsba.org/wp/index.php/ndsba-events/annual-convention/ to view or to find other convention information.
LESS THAN 2 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP FOR CONVENTION WITH EARLY BIRD RATES!! https://www.ndsba.laventurellc.com/2022annualconvention/
Raise your hand if you know what this image is the cover of?
The race is on! Only five days left to take advantage of early bird registration rates; register for the 2022 NDSBA Annual Convention now at http://ndsba.org! Don't let your region fall to the back of the pack!
Learn how to make the most of this BoardBook feature tomorow, Thursday, October 6 at 1 p.m. CT - The Board Member Experience!
We may not have a Brunch & Learn this month, but BoardBooks has a Lunch & Learn and they will teach you how to get the most out of BoardBook Premier when reviewing meeting materials or attending meetings. No registration required:
BoardBook is an all-in-one web-based meeting preparation software that helps meeting managers organize materials, communicate with attendees, conduct meetings, and document the results.
Our phones are back up!! 😁
From earlier this morning (10/4/22): Our office phones are currently down😕 Please email us for the time being - our staff emails can be found on our website at www.ndsba.org. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Empowering all North Dakota school boards to be effective leaders of their districts and strong advocates for public education
The North Dakota School Boards Association's 2022 Annual Convention is less than a month away, and we are excited for this year's clinic session topics. Here's a sneak peak into what we have in store for you on Friday, October 28: Hiring Foreign Teachers
presented by Debra Schneider, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A.; Board and Superintendent Relationships
presented by Dr. Rupak Gandhi and Jim Johnson, Fargo Public Schools; and The Story You are Telling Yourself is Probably Wrong
presented by Dennis McIntee, Leadership Process Group. Go to our Annual Convention page on our website for more convention info!
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Best wishes and luck to all school districts of ND in this first full week of school! Let’s make it another great year!
The Department of Public Instruction is offering competitive grants that would pay half the cost of the Be Legendary School Board Leadership Institute training- a leadership training designed to help school districts improve the academic outcomes of their students. School boards may fill out grant applications on NDDPI’s website https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ZATqLVHaiEq64rPblLwMVIw-YfJvO8lHpvqMQWPNLN9UM0dZSklHUjdYVkROS0dDQVlQNEYxOUtBNy4u. They are due by 9 p.m. Central time on Thursday, Sept. 15.
We are a little over a week until the 2022 Annual Convention Registration opens! Stay tuned for schedule and topic updates which can be found at https://www.ndsba.org/wp/index.php/ndsba-events/annual-convention/.
The August Bulletin can now be viewed online! Go tohttps://www.ndsba.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/August-Bulletin-Final.pdf to view!
If you missed the August ‘Brunch & Learn’, you can view the recording, materials, and the upcoming webinars at https://www.ndsba.org/wp/index.php/resources/lunchlearn/.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/708714217 What program are you using to take meeting notes? BoardBook® Premier is a paperless meeting and document storage software. It was made BY school boards FOR school boards. To learn more, go to https://www.ndsba.org/wp/index.php/boardbook-premier/.
ND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: We need applicants to serve on the Nominating, Credentials, Ballot Counting, or Government Affairs Committee. If interested please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/PZhEfMMTDLQwYhJy7 as soon as possible.
Less than a week left to register for August’s Brunch & Learn, ‘Nuts and Bolts of Bond Referendums’ with NDSBA’s Legal Counsel, Amy De Kok.
REMEMBER, the “Brunch & Learn” begins at 9 a.m. CT! Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9HoYJZUJR3qRXhusbemGjQ.
Policy Services recently shared policy DKEA, Exit Interview, and
its associated exhibit DKEA-E, Exit Interview Questionnaire, with
its members in the June edition of Policy Ponderings. Members must be logged into Policy Services to see these and other available templates. These templates may be requested by
completing the Policy Request Format https://policy.ndsba.org/?page_id=2366 or by contacting the NDSBA
office at 1-800-932-8791.
The July Bulletin can now be viewed online! Go tohttps://www.ndsba.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/July-Bulletin.pdf to view!
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