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The NMSBA is now receiving nominations for the 2014 NMSBA Scholarship Program! There are a total of eight scholarships (one per region) available in the amount of $1,000 each. Here are the 2014 Scholarship Guidelines, Timeline and Application (PDF Form) and (Word). The deadline for each local Board of Education's submission is Friday May 2, 2014 to NMSBA. Applications will be reviewed and selected by NMSBA Region Officers with concurrence and approval by the NMSBA Board of Directors. The scholarship award recipients will be announced Friday, June 6th at the NMSBA Law Conference Luncheon. Scholarship funds will be provided to the student and may be utlized by recipients to pay tuition, fees, books or other education related expenses.

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 will be recognized.

The 2014 School Law Conference will be held June 6-7, 2014 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The School Law Conference is a very popular conference that provides information to board members, administrators and education stakeholders on the finer points and changes in School Law. Here is the registration form and the tentative agenda. The Final Agenda with detailed topics will be posted the first week of May. Hotel Albuquerque is the host hotel. The Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North is the overflow hotel. Reservations can be made at 800-262-2043. Be sure to tell them you are with the NMSBA Law Conference to ensure you receive the $83 rate. For those interested in exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Finance Director Carolyn Mole.

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.

The Board Institute was held February 14-15, 2014 at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe. Board Institute focuses on legislative issues and there was an opportunity to visit the Roundhouse. Board Institute also incorporates training for both new and more experienced board members. Here is the agenda and breakout grid and descriptions of programs. Archived presentations for this conference can be found in past conferences.

Here is a resource link entitled, "30 Resources to help our children cope with tragedies" which was offered for schools following the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in Newtown, CT.

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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Updated 4/22/14

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