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You can find information on the Stand Up 4 Public Schools Campaign here.

The Annual Convention will be held December 5-6, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1901 University Blvd, NE in Albuquerque, NM. The overflow hotels are Fairfield Inn next door and the MCM Elegante across the street - be sure to mention the conference to get the reduced rate! Please check availability at the conference hotel first. Here is the registration form, overview agenda, and Saturday breakout grid with descriptions.

There will be an Awards Luncheon held from 12 - 1:30 PM. This is a ticketed event, so be sure to register for the lunch as well on the registration form. Here is the Awards information about those who will receive recogntion.

Here is the packet of business that will be covered at the Delegate Assembly on Friday, December 5 from 1:45 - 4:30 PM: Cover Letter ; Agenda, Procedures and Minutes from 2013 Delegate Assembly ; Nominations and Resolutions .

Here is the abbreviated 2015 Election Calendar and the full 2015 Regular School District Election Calendar.

Candidate Workshops will be offered for those interested in learning more about the roles & responsibilities of serving on a school board. The training is worth 1 hour of training credit (for incumbents too). There are trainings scheduled for: Cloudcroft (Oct 21), Deming and Bloomfield (Nov 10), Ruidoso (Nov 11), Dexter (Dec 1) and Clovis (Dec 9). You can also download the Candidate Manual to review on your own.

The School Law Conference was held June 6-7, 2014 at the Hotel Albuquerque. The handouts are available from the past conferences page. The 2014 NMSBA Scholarship recipients were announced Friday, June 6th at the NMSBA Law Conference Luncehon. There were a total of eight scholarships (one per region) available.

In March 2014, local Boards of Education across New Mexico selected worthy recipients in their school districts to recieve the 2014 NMSBA Excellence for Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes the recipients for their role in improving student achievement at the local level. Plaques will be sent to the districts in April for presentation at their May board meetings. Here is the list of those recipients who were recognized.

The 2014 Legislative Session began January 21st at 12 Noon and ended February 20th at 12 Noon. Here is the 2014 NMSBA Legislative Program , the 2014 Legislative Priorities Summary the NMCEL, Superintendent's Association and NMSBA Joint Priorities and the School District Accountability Summary. The 2014 session was 30 days long and focused on financial issues. Please see the NMSBA Archive for this Session's Legislative Highlights. Here is the NMSBA 2014 Final Legislative Report.

For those interested in a Superintendent Search, an NMSBA service is now available. Click on the links to view the description. Dr. Dan Patterson is a retired Superintendent who offers this service.

For those participating in the Master Board Member program, there is a page with the revised curriculum requirements and all of the administrative forms here.

Information from past conferences is archived so that you can look up past agendas or presentations for up to a year.


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