An additional $293 million in FY16 is needed to fully fund the K-12 Foundation Program, a goal that has never been reached, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice told board members at Thursday’s work session. Bice then shared meager ETF projections, with the SDE estimate of only $10.9 million new dollars for K-12 in FY16 under the Rolling Reserve budget cap and assuming the traditional revenue split between higher education and lower education.| More For Your Information
Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 20:18
AASB is part of a collaborative effort to garner yes votes for Amendment 4 on Nov. 4. The Local Schools Making Local Decisions on Local Spending campaign calls for support of the statewide ballot measure. It asks the Legislature to approve by a two-thirds vote any unfunded mandate that would require local boards of education to spend more than $50,000 in local funds. A simple majority vote would still be required for unfunded mandates that address education employees' compensation, benefits or due process rights.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 17:29
LEAN Frog, in association with AASB, is proud to announce an exciting new contest for Alabama public schools. The "Alabama's Best" Award is for best practices and innovations in non-instructional departments. The contest is open to all Alabama public school systems. Systems may submit up to three entries describing a best practice in their non-instructional departments that has led to improved student achievement. Three prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded. | Enter
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 23:20
AASB has announced the directors for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Each district had one nominee. They automatically became directors in accordance with AASB Bylaws. District 1 Director James Woolsey of Satsuma, District 3 Director Jimmy Rodgers of Covington County and District 5 Director Suzy Baker of the Alabama School of Fine Arts board were eligible for re-election and remain in their posts. Newcomers will be Earnestine Tucker of Tuscaloosa for District 7 and David Vess of Madison County for District 9. They will join District 2's Donald Nichols of Perry County, District 4's Gwen Harris-Brooks of Lanett, District 6's Kathy Landers of Talladega County and District 8's Karen Duke of Decatur.
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:16
Would you like to download conference handouts straight to your laptop or tablet? AASB posts conference handouts and powerpoints to our Resource Library. You can review conference presentations easily. Just go to the "training" tab at the top of this page, click "library," open the 2014 folder and select "Events-Brochures-Programs-Handouts-PowerPoints."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 14:01
The first place winner of AASB's 2014 statewide "How We Achieve Excellence in Our School" video contest is Florence High School of Florence City Schools. In second place is Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy of Tuscaloosa City Schools, and the third place winner is Gadsden City High School of Gadsden City Schools. Winning Honorable Mention was Hillcrest Middle School of the Tuscaloosa County school system. The 3-year-old contest for public high schools opened up to middle schools for the first time this year. The sponsors are AASB, Fairbanks LLC and Alabama Public Television through an American Graduate grant. Winners will be honored at the AASB Convention. | Watch the Winning Videos
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 21:03
The Alabama Association of School Boards offers courses in 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 targets school board effectiveness. Now school board members have 24/7 access to affordable AASB courses on such topics as technology trends in learning; students' rights; the board's role in personnel hearings; the key work of school boards; school board member orientation on effective boards and relationships; and school board member orientation on board roles and responsibilities. Just register and take the course at your own pace. Complete the course to earn credit. | Course Catalog | Governance Act/Board Training Requirements and Resources
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 20:26