The first place winner of AASB's 2013 statewide "How We Achieve Excellence in Our School" video contest is Horseshoe Bend High School of Tallapoosa County. In second place is Gadsden City High School of Gadsden City Schools, and the third place winner is Florence High School of Florence City Schools. An honorable mention was also awarded to Piedmont High School of Piedmont City School District for the "Best Use of Music." The contest was sponsored by AASB, Fairbanks LLC and by Alabama Public Television through an American Graduate grant funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The videos will be shown at the June Alabama State Board of Education meeting. | More
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 22:17
The Board of School Comm. of Mobile County v. Thomas, -- So.3d --, 2013 WL 135563 (Ala.Civ.App. Jan. 11, 2013) case began prior to the Students First Act. It addressed the proper forum for determining whether a teacher had attained tenure. Huntsville City Board of Education v. Frasier, -- So.3d --, 2013 WL 646461 (Ala.Civ.App. Feb. 22, 2013), originally reported in the January 2013 edition of Court Report, has a new opinion. The Huntsville case also began before the Students First Act went into effect and involved the board's decision to terminate several employees after declaring a reduction in force due to financial difficulties. | More
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 19:43
The June 21-23 Alabama Association of School Boards Summer Conference at the Perdido hotel in Orange Beach is designed to help school board members think creatively about how to meet students' 21st century learning needs. Hear from: Technology expert Dr. Cindy Temesi; Persogenics Inc. CEO Michael Cheney; representatives of Alabama schools using out-of-the-box ideas to deliver instruction or improve operations; and AASB Executive Director Sally Howell on the 2013 Legislative Session. For housing close to the Perdido, contact the Phoenix Condominiums (888/358-1698, group number 1266631) and the Island House Hotel (800/264-2642, group number 2331743).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:05
In June, the Alabama Association of School Boards will launch its first courses on the new School Board U portal for online school board training. The courses are designed to help school board members comply with the School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012. That act targets school board effectiveness. AASB has posted resources online to help school board members understand the requirements of and to comply with the Governance Act. | Governance Act Resources
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:58