to impose deal on AB teachers
ASBA President Jacquie Hansen's statement
What I am hearing from most school boards is that they are relieved these torturous labour talks are behind us. As evidenced by the local votes, most school boards decided the promise of four years of labour peace and a clear idea about what teacher salary costs will be for the next four years made this deal acceptable. Read more>>
Association membership fees frozen
SGM: June 3-4 Sheraton, Red Deer
Lighting HeArts on Fire
the Arts in education
This SGM will be a celebration of the Arts in education. Music, theatre and story-telling will take centre stage through author and raconteur Todd Babiak; Rapidfire Theatre artistic director and actor Amy Shostak and Edmonton Arts Council Executive Director John Mahon. Be wowed by a showcase of 16 Arts programs (PDF–136K) making a difference for students in Alberta schools. Deadline to register is May 24, 2013.
Program and registration
Budget & bylaws bulletin (PDF–272K)
Golf tournament registration here (DOC–142K)
August 22 and 23, Banff
ASBA Leadership Academy 2013
What is your leadership legacy? Attend ASBA Leadership Academy 2013! Discover the art of influence, characteristics of a healthy school board and take home a toolkit for establishing collaborative partnerships. Register before August 13, 2013.
Program and registration
Become a school trustee
Gear up for the October 21 school board election by attending the ASBA's Running to win: Campaign school for trustees in Edmonton and Red Deer. Read more>>
9 big things
ASBA did last year
Check out the ASBA’s nine biggest achievements for 2011-12 and the other features of a traditional annual report.
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Law and education for educators/trustees
The ASBA offers 4 different vehicles to learn more
about the law and public education.
vis-à-vis legal newsletter
Father's court battle changes face of special education
In camera meetings:
What – if anything – should be private?
for school boards
Resources and research for school boards who want to connect with their communities.
Get involved with the ASBA
See the task forces/committees that the ASBA coordinates and/or is represented on. See the list of individuals who serve on these task forces and committees. Read more>>. For more info contact .
Education in the news
Teachers and parents barred from crossing guard duty at elementary school
05/17/2013, The Calgary Herald
Toronto Catholic school board moves to ban GSAs
05/16/2013, The Xtra
Two Toronto Catholic school trustees move to get rid of gay-straight alliances
05/17/2013, The Globe and Mail
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Directors presented draft 2013-14 Budget to Zones, Get a grad speech template from ASBA and Register for ASBA Campaign School: June4/5 in Red Deer in the April 16 Hot News.