New Mexico School Boards Association
Previous New Mexico School Board Conferences
Leader's Retreat 2013
The Leader's Retreat was held Friday & Saturday, July 12-13, 2013 at The Lodge, Cloudcroft, NM.Here is the final agenda and the registration form. Here is a map of the city of Cloudcroft and here is a map with the Lodge and Pavilion marked in detail.
Friday General Session Handouts
"Hot Topics and Policy Implications" presented by John F. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
"Strategic Planning & Board Evaluation" presented by Dr. Hugh Prather
"Everything School Board Leaders Need to Know About School Facilities and the Capital Outlay Process" presented by Jeff Eaton, Martica Casias, Pat McMurray and Les Martinez, PSFA/PSCOC
"Selecting and Keeping Your Superintendent" presented by Carol Helms & Rodney Gabaldon, Walsh Anderson Law Firm
"Board President Responsibilties: Conducting Meetings, Building Consensus and Dealing with the Media" presented by John F. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Saturday General Session Handouts
“What the Leadership Team Must Know About Due Process” presented by Carol Helms & Elena Serna, Walsh Anderson Law Firm
"Finance & Audit Responsibilities for School Board Leaders" presented by Ramon Vigil & John F. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
"What Goes On Behind Closed Doors? Executive Sessions" presented by John F. Kennedy & Ramon Vigil, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
School Law Conference 2013
The School Law Conference was held Friday & Saturday, May 31 - June 1, 2013 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque.
The program booklet that was given at registration included a CD-ROM of the General Sessions' and Breakouts' handouts.
School Law Conference session handouts are also available from the Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm website here.
Here is the 2012 program entitled "Which Restroom? Which Locker Room? Understanding and Respecting the Rights of Transgendered Students" by Patricia Salazar Ives.
Here is the Press Release that was sent following the conference.
The NMSBA Scholarship recipients were announced at the luncheon on Friday, May 31 at the Hotel Albuquerque during the School Law Conference.
Here is the flier that lists the Boards of Education in each NMSBA region that received the 2012-13 NMSBA Region Meeting Attendance Award which was handed out at the Friday morning General Session.
Spring Region Meetings
The Region Meetings are being held across New Mexico in March and April. Links to the handouts are provided below.
"Safe Schools & Crisis Response" presented by Andrew Sanchez, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm (Region V - Tuesday, 3.19.13 in Ft. Sumner and Region IV - Monday, 4.8.13 in Magdalena)
"Maintaining Effective School Board Relations" presented by John F. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm (Region II - Thursday, 3.21.13 in Espanola)
"School Security" presented by Eunice Police Chief Jimmy Jones (Region VI - Monday, 3.25.13 in Eunice) Handout on Synthetic Drugs
"Effective Decision Making for School Boards" presented by John F. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm (Region VII - Tuesday, 3.26.13 in Animas)
"Teacher & Principal Evaluation" presented Matt Montano, Dir. of Ed. Quality, NM PED (Region I - Monday 4.1.13 in Central) (Region IV - Monday, 4.8.13 in Magdalena) and (Region VII - 4.23.13 in Hondo)
"Student Discipline and Search & Seizure Issues" presented by John F. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm (Region III - Wednesday, 4.17.13 in WLV)
Board Institute was held February 22-23, 2013 at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.
This conference focuses on legislative issues and provides an opportunity to visit the Roundhouse. Board Institute also incorporates newly appointed/elected board member training from the Public Education Department as well as training for the more experienced board member.
"Ethical Decision Making for School Boards" presented by John F. Kennedy of the Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
"Pre-K and Literacy Programs for Student Achievement" presented by Melinda Webster, Literacy Director, NM PED
"Safe Schools Plan & Crisis Response" presented by Andrew Sanchez & Evelyn Peyton of the Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
"School Finance 101" presented by Bill Moffatt of NM Assoc of School Business Officials
"Board and Business Manager Roles in School Finance" presented by Bill Moffatt of NM Assoc of School Business Officials
"Tenth Circuit Court Decision on Special Education" presented by Elena Gallegos & Evelyn Howard-Hand of the Walsh Anderson Law Firm
"Budget Bustin' Legal Issues" presented by Carol Helms & Elena Serna of the Walsh Anderson Law Firm
he Annual Convention was held November 30-December 1, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, NM.
This conference included the membership business meeting at Delegate Assembly as well as the Awards Recognition Luncheon. Here is the Agenda Overview and Saturday Breakout Grid, Breakout Descriptions and Hotel Floor Plan. The Annual Convention Delegate Assembly packet with associaiton business materials for members is available via pdfs here: Delegate Assembly Agenda/Procedures/Minutes, Nominations Committee Report, Resolutions Committee Report and Awards.
"School Reform: Legal Implications of the A-F Grading System" presented by John F. Kennedy of the Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
"Re-Engaging Student Dropouts" presented by Dr. Patricia Rael and Douglas Peterson of Smart Horizons