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2/28/2018 to 3/1/2018
When: February 28, 2018
7:30 AM
Where: Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, Arkansas  71901
United States
Contact: Amy McNabb

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February 28 – March 1, 2018

Hot Springs Convention Center

Hot Springs, Arkansas



Wednesday, February 28

7:30                Registration/Refreshments (Hallway 200)

8:30 - 10:30    Welcome and Announcements

                        CASBO SF250Millage, Budgets, & Bonds – Oh My!  (Rooms 207-209) This class is part of the conference.

Presenter:  Scott Beardsley, First Security            

This session will focus on the need for community millage increases with stories of successes and failures, the message to communities about millage increases, discussion on bonds available to districts for facilities upgrades or additions and the budgets necessary to pay for the bonds as well as publicly show communities based on the budgets how/why a millage is necessary to accommodate upgrades for students across the state.


10:30 - 11:30 Visit with Exhibitors (Hall A)


11:30 - 1:00    Lunch Session (Hall A)

            CASBO Certification/Re-Certifications Recognition

2018 Truett Goatcher AASBO Administrator of the Year Presentation,

       Presented by:  Shawn Higginbotham – 2017 AASBO Administrator of the Year                   

Acknowledgements and Recognitions

SASBO Welcome

Guest Speaker:  Richard Abernathy, AAEA Executive Director


1:00 - 1:45      Visit with Exhibitors (Hall A)


1:45 - 3:45      Breakout Sessions (5 different sessions) (Rooms 205, 207, 208, 209)

                       (The Breakout Sessions will not count as a CASBO certification course.)

                             *Best Financial Practices                            


                             *e-Finance Uploads via Excel                                             

                             *My School Info – ADE Data Center

                             *SASBO Electronic Resource Center          


5:30 - 8:00       AASBO Sponsored Hospitality Room at Embassy Suites


Thursday, March 1

8:30                 Registration/Refreshments (Hallway 200)


9:00 - 11:30     Update by Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) (Rooms 207-209)

                        AASBO Business Session

                        Update by Employee Benefits Division (EBD) (Rooms 207-209)

                        Update by Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (ATRS) (Rooms 207-209)


11:30 - 11:45   Anita Murphree Scholarship & Door Prizes (Rooms 207-209)


11:45                 Announcements and Adjourn conference


Post Conference Session   **Bring a laptop for this interactive class**

12:00 – 2:00    CASBO IM202 – Microsoft Excel (Rooms 207-209)

                        Presenter:  Rhonda Williams Byrd, Corporate Trainer and Business Coach

(Box lunch provided for those who register for post-conference class through on-line registration)

Microsoft Excel is the cornerstone of business. We all seem to become experts at that one thing we do, but Excel will do much, much more. And it will do it efficiently, rapidly, and without judgement. All you need to know are a few shortcuts, how to construct a few formulas, the correct way to manipulate data, and when to use the almighty Pivot Table. This instructor led demonstration will give you a few pointers that even the veteran user will find refreshing, and you will walk away with a newfound understanding of the most-used software in the business community.


                        CASBO Class IM202 is offered in addition to the 2018 AASBO Conference.

                        Registration Fee:  AAEA/AASBO Members - $30    Non-Members - $45





AAEA Members - $130                On-Site Registration - $180

Non-Members - $155               On-Site Registration - $205




Embassy Suites - Hot Springs

$141 Single/$151 Double

For reservations call:  501-321-4430   (Mention - AASBO Conference)

Or click here to reserve your room online!

To receive conference rate, reservations must be made by Friday, February 2.


Hotel Hot Springs & Spa

$101 Single/$111 Double

For reservations call:  877-623-6697   (Mention - AASBO Conference)

To receive conference rate, reservations must be made by Friday, February 2.





Robyn Keene -

School Finance Specialist



Amy McNabb -

Event Operations Manager


Office - 501-372-1691

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