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 ANNUAL CONVENTION

The 2015 NDSBA Annual Convention will be held Thursday and Friday, October 29-30, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck.  The New Member Seminar and School Law Seminar will be on Thursday, October 29.  The convention opening session will be at 3:00 on Thursday.  For more information, click on the links below. 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
PRECONVENTION SESSIONS
THURSDAY, October 29, 2015
7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration - Dakota Ballroom Coatroom
Continental Breakfast - Foyer
8:00-2:45 School Law Seminar
8:00-2:45 New Member Seminar
 
NDSBA CONVENTION
THURSDAY, October 29, 2015
3:00-5:00 OPENING CONVENTION SESSION
  Jimmy Tingle
  First Business Session
 
FRIDAY, October 30, 2015
7:30 a.m. Registration - Dakota Ballroom Coatroom
  Exhibit Visitation - Courtyard (coffee and rolls available)
8:00-9:00 GENERAL SESSION - Welcome to the Great Conversation: Building Public Support for Public Schools -- One Community at a Time
Jamie Vollmer
9:30-11:30 Business Managers' Sessions
9:30-10:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Building Your Social Media Strategy
  • Open Record and Meeting Laws
  • Students Serving on School Boards
  • School Finance 101
  • Jamie Vollmer Q & A
  • Small Organized Schools Session
10:30-11:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Leveraging the Senior Year
  • Impact of Career/Tech Ed (CTE) on Native American Students
  • Student Data Privacy
  • How REAs Support Your School
  • Communicating with and Leveraging the Media
  • Small Organized Schools Session
11:30-12:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Education/Business Partnerships
  • School Boards Professional Development Training
  • School Resource Officer Program
  • Conversation with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler
  • Small Organized Schools Session
11:30-12:15 Business Managers' Lunch Buffet
12:15-1:15 Lunch Buffet & Exhibit Visitation
1:15-2:15 GENERAL SESSION - Generation Me
Dr. Jean Twenge
2:30-3:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • ND High School Activities Assn Update
  • TFFR 2015 Update
  • Challenges and Solutions in Financing School Construction Projects
  • Home Schooling --The FACTS
  • State Superintendent Baesler's Student Cabinet
3:30 Second Business Session & Delegate Assembly
4:30 (approx) Adjourn