Focus on safety
of all students and staff

A motion calling on Alberta’s government to introduce legislation requiring school boards to develop policies on Gay Straight Alliances has sparked much public debate. Read more>>


What's in the proposed 2014-15 ASBA budget?

School boards will vote on the proposed 2014-15 ASBA budget (PDF–791K) on June 2. Read more>>


June 2-3, Sheraton Red Deer

Trusted to Lead: SGM 2014

Lea Brovedani, author of Trusted a Leader’s Lesson, is our keynote speaker for the Spring conference focused on building trust. Read more>>


Videoconference 12 to 2 pm, April 25, 2014

Superintendent contracts: Do's and don'ts for school boards

A well-written contract with your Superintendent will serve your school board in good times… and bad. Read more>>


ASBA 2012-13 annual report

8 big things 2012-13

Watch for your individual school board's Value Statement tallying the savings your jurisdiction realized because of your membership in the ASBA. Read more>>


Law for educators/trustees

Parting ways with your Superintendent? Read the April vis-à-vis legal newsletter for the do’s, don’ts, dollars and sense. The ASBA offers 4 different vehicles to learn more about the law and public education. Read more>>


Community engagement
for school boards

Resources and research for school boards who want to connect with their communities.

Get involved with the ASBA

Check out the committees ASBA organizes and serves on. Read more>> For more info contact .


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Education in the news

Govt. review of employment contracts should extend to all publicly funded schools: Column
4/17/2014, Edmonton Journal
Fix Alberta's math curriculum or step aside, math basics advocates tell Education Minister Jeff Johnson
4/16/2014, Edmonton Journal
Controversial employment policies don't exist in Medicine Hat area school boards
4/16/2014, Medicine Hat News
School replacements: what's next
4/17/2014, Edmonton Journal
$420,000 cut hits Medicine Hat-area school boards when it comes to speech therapy
4/16/2014, Medicine Hat News
Cranbrook-area  board, teachers and admin. ask parents to be careful on social media
4/15/2014, The Townsman
Ontario rolls out stricter vaccine requirements for kids
4/16/2014, Ottawa Citizen
Nebraska school's 'don't tattle' on bullying draws complaints
4/17/2014, Star.com

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Trustee talent show at SGM, Proposed budget draws $100K from reserves and ASBA view: curriculum redesign in the March 21 Hot News.

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Communications Now

Focus groups: Benefits and how to run one, why and how to involve public when developing board policy, get to know the over-60 crowd in your community, letter templates for lock-downs etc in the March Communications Now. See the Communications Now index of articles.