The Weekend Features:

  • Summer Institute
  • CBA Classes
  • Board Presidents Workshop
  • Advanced Board Presidents Workshop

Summer Institute: 2018-2019 Board Briefing and School Safety

Join us for this summer's unique learning opportunity!

Aug. 10 – 12, 2018
Hyatt Place at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Sessions will include:

  • Board Briefing (special education, transportation trends and tips, student assessments and more)
  • Creating Safer Schools: What's Working and What Isn't

Download the Registration Form

Friday Learning Opportunities

Summer Institute
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $90 each session or $180 full day (includes lunch)

Schedule

9 a.m. – noon
2018-2019 Board Briefing

The morning session will feature a series of briefings for school board members from subject matter experts on key topics that will help to inform your decisionmaking. Topics include Special Education, Changes to Student Assessments, Transportation Trends and Tips, School Finance Issues and Options, and Local ESSA Plans.

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Session Welcome
Don Wotruba, CAE, Executive Director, MASB

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Special Education
Teri Chapman, Director of Special Education, Michigan Department of Education

Special education involves significant district resources. As guidelines change as a result of legislative directives at both the state and federal level and other influencing factors, learn what changes your district may need to make now and in the future.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Changes to Student Assessments

Student assessments in Michigan have evolved significantly in a short period of time with more changes on the horizon. Find out what you need to know about the ongoing impact on your district and students.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Transportation Trends and Tips
Mac Dashney, Executive Director, Association of Pupil Transportation

Fleet management and ensuring student safety on school buses are just two of the areas districts need to consider when evaluating their transportation needs. Hear from someone on the front line with your school bus drivers about where to focus your efforts.

11 – 11:30 a.m.
School Finance Issues and Options

When making decisions on behalf of your district, what financial factors should you be contemplating? When should you be going out for a bond and how is the market faring across Michigan? These questions and more will be answered during this session.

11:30 a.m. – noon
Local ESSA Plans

With the acceptance by the U.S. Department of Education of Michigan’s ESSA plan, what are local school districts required to do? Find out what your board and district should be focused on.

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

12:45 – 4 p.m.
Creating Safer Schools: What’s Working & What Isn’t

The safety of a district’s students, staff and visitors is always a factor when it comes to any decision being made by a school board. In the afternoon session, hear from school safety experts and district leaders about what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to this important topic, along with ideas for making your schools safer.

12:45 – 12:50 p.m.
Afternoon Session Welcome
Don Wotruba, CAE, Executive Director, MASB

12:50 – 2:20 p.m.
Creating Safer Schools
John Warner, Emergency Planning Coordinator, Center for Education Safety

School safety is an important—and overwhelming—topic for school board members. In this timely session, a former law enforcement officer and school resource officer who now works with Missouri's Center for Education Safety will break down what's happening in school safety throughout the country and what school board members need to know and do to make your schools safer for students.

2:20 – 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 – 4 p.m.
A Candid Conversation About School Safety
Larry Johnson, Executive Director, Public Safety/School Security, Grand Rapids Public Schools; Blake Prewitt, Superintendent, Lakeview School District; and John Warner, Emergency Planning Coordinator, Center for Education Safety

Join school safety experts and school district leaders for a candid conversation about what's working—and what isn't—in school safety.

Board Member Certification (CBA) Classes
Cost: $90 each

Your Takeaways
Board member certification classes offer you a way to develop new skills, stay up-to-date on education issues and earn credits toward your school board member certification. Each class has its own description and learning objectives that can be viewed here.

Friday Classes
6 – 9 p.m.
CBA 104: Basic School Law
CBA 261: Advocacy for Public Education
CBA 268: Leadership Styles
CBA 341: Data First: Foundations 1

Saturday Learning Opportunities

Board Member Certification Classes
Cost: $90 each except CBA 101 ($180)

Your Takeaways
Board member certification classes offer you a way to develop new skills, stay up-to-date on education issues and earn credits toward your school board member certification. Each class has its own description and learning objectives that can be viewed here.

Saturday Classes
8:30  – 11:30 a.m.
CBA 106: Community Relations Leadership
CBA 214: Open Meetings Act
CBA 262: Spokesperson Training (limited to 16)

12:15 – 3:15 p.m.
CBA 223: Parliamentary Procedure
CBA 232: Communicating Effectively in Difficult Times
CBA 327: Ethics in Action

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CBA 102: Policy
CBA 229: Reporting and Monitoring Organizational Performance
CBA 253: Board-Operating Procedures
CBA 342: Data First: Foundations 2

Board Presidents Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Cost: $180

Your Takeaways
You will walk away from this workshop with a much better understanding of the unique role and responsibilities of the board president position. This role is so much more than presiding over meetings.

The information provided by the instructor, coupled with the interaction with other board presidents from across the state, provides a framework for learning that you can take home and immediately put into practice. From the unique relationship with the superintendent to acting as the board spokesperson—the awareness gained as a result of attending is priceless!

Sunday Learning Opportunities

Board Member Certification Classes
Cost: $90 each

Your Takeaways
Board member certification classes offer you a way to develop new skills, stay up-to-date on education issues and earn credits toward your school board member certification. Each class has its own description and learning objectives that can be viewed here.

Sunday Classes
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CBA 108: Navigating the Legislative Process
CBA 251: Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
CBA 264: Shaping Opinions About Public Education

12:15 – 3:15 p.m.
CBA 105: Curriculum and Instruction
CBA 258: Conflict Resolution
CBA 325: Board Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles

Advanced Board Presidents Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Cost: $180

Your Takeaways
As a follow-up to the Board President Workshop, deepen your knowledge of this role through an interactive class that features best practices and real-life strategies addressing some of the specific challenges you as the Board President may face as you lead your team.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place at the Suburban Collection Showplace
46080 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374
800.233.1234

Make Your Hotel Reservation Here (use Group Code G-MSB1)

Guest Room Rate: $149/night (does not include applicable taxes and fees)

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Per your group contract, Cancellations must be received a minimum of 72 hours prior to arrival for a full refund. Cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to arrival will forfeit one night room and tax. 

Please Note: The Hyatt is sold out for Saturday night, Aug. 11. Rooms are available at the following nearby hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Novi
42700 W 11 Mile Rd
Novi, MI 48375
800.231.2211

Make Your Reservation Here

Guest Room Rates:
Standard King - $113/night (does not include applicable taxes and fees) 
Standard Queen - $123/night (does not include applicable taxes and fees) 

Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Novi
27000 South Karevich Dr
Novi, MI 48377
248.348.5000

Guest Room Rate:
$109/night (does not include applicable taxes and fees)
Cut-off Deadline: Aug. 3, 2018

Registration Policy

Coordinate all registrations through your district office. One registration form per participant. Registrations are appreciated at least seven days before an event. Classes are filled in the order that completed registrations are received at MASB. You’ll receive an email confirming your registration. MASB reserves the right to CANCEL any classes.

Programming canceled by MASB may be rescheduled or delivered via electronic means due to weather or those who cancel due to health/safety-related concerns.

Confirmations are generated upon receipt of your registration by MASB. If you don’t receive a confirmation within five business days, please contact Mary McCarthy at mmccarthy@masb.org.

Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB’s conferences, Board Member Certification Classes and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB’s use and distribution of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproduction and audio of such events.

Guest and Meal Policies

MASB makes every effort to keep costs for programs and services as reasonable as possible for members. To help with that effort, and out of respect for all of our registered attendees, we ask that you please understand the following:

  • All meal functions are for registered attendees ONLY
  • All registered attendees should have their conference name badge on during all scheduled functions
  • Meals provided by MASB are to be consumed in the designated meeting space identified for that portion of the programming
  • Food and beverage items are not permitted to leave the meal function room unless already agreed upon by MASB staff
  • Guests are required to be preregistered by a Conference Registrant in order to participate in conference programming and meal events
  • A guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, family member or friend of a Conference Registrant
  • School board members and school district staff are not eligible to register as “guests”
  • Guests are not eligible for education credit or SCECHs
  • Guests will receive and MUST wear their conference badge at all times while attending conference events.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given for cancellations received within seven days of the event. Cancellations prior to this date will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Substitutions may be made in lieu of cancellation. All cancellations must be in writing. Walk-ins accepted on a per space availability.

Special Accommodations

Registrations requiring special accommodations and specific dietary considerations should contact Angel Davis at 517.327.5926 or adavis@masb.org at least seven days prior to the class/event you plan to attend.

Generously Supported by:

Kingscott

United Dairy Industry of Michigan