K12 association news roundup: AESA, ASBO, ASCD, AASA, NSBA


AESA is seeking presentation proposals for its annual conference. ASBO has a new board of directors. ASCD is honoring its affiliate award winners. AASA is pushing for expanded student health care. And NSBA announced its backing for reauthorization and full funding of IDEA.

The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is seeking presentation proposals for its Summer Leadership Conference, to be held July 15-19 in Long Beach, California. The theme of the conference is on the role of ESAs in leading high-quality stakeholder engagement efforts that lead to sustainable regional or state-level educational improvement. Presentation proposals are due by March 1. Read more.

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has announced its 2019 International board of directors. The board members guide the association in fulfilling its mission and advocate for their colleagues and the school business management profession. The new president is Thomas Wohlleber, chief financial officer, Casa Grande Elementary School District 4, Casa Grande, Arizona. The new vice president is Claire Hertz, superintendent of business and operations, Portland Public Schools, Portland, Oregon. See the full list of officers and board members here.

ASCD has announced its 2019 Affiliate Honors Award winners. The honorees will be recognized at the Leadership Appreciation Luncheon during ASCD Empower19 in Chicago on March 16. The winners of the ASCD 2019 Affiliate Honors Awards are Virginia ASCD, Illinois ASCD, Texas ASCD, and Ontario ASCD and Tennessee ASCD. Read more.

AASA has announced a push for policy action to address the growing need of providing health care services to students in small and rural districts. The organization recently released a report that describes how immediate congressional action could ensure school districts of all sizes deliver health care services more efficiently and to a greater number of students. Read more.

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has launched an initiative to advocate for the reauthorization and full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NSBA will highlight the critical need for the federal government to fulfill a long overdue promise to provide equal access to public education for all students and work with Congress to update this vital law. Read more.


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