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The Anchorage School Board is hosting a series of training sessions for current and prospective board members and members of the general public who are interested in learning more about board leadership.


Those who sign up for the academy are strongly encouraged to attend every session, although it is not required. Those who complete a majority of the sessions offered over the course of the next 12 months will be issued an Anchorage School Board Leadership Academy graduation certificate.


Please complete the following Leadership Academy application if you wish to participate in some or all of the sessions.


Please RSVP to Board Secretary Katy Grant.


Time TBD

2017 Training Schedule
Date and Times      Agenda Items

April 17, 2017

Review the 4/17 training

1-2 p.m.
BoardDocs/Board agendas and meeting structure
2-4 p.m.

Meet and Greet ASD Superintendent and Cabinet

  • ASD organization chart
  • Communicating with Superintendent
  • Education Center tour


4-5 p.m.

Dinner & Reorganization of Board

   The reorganization meeting is public however dinner is not provided to the public.

  • Election of officers
  • School area assignments
  • Committee and community group assignments


5-7 p.m.

Board Governance

  • Governance vs management
  • Policy and administrative regulations (AR)
  • Building Board consensus and Board member communications


April 18, 2017


Review the 4/18 training

12-1 p.m.

Conducting Good Meetings/Robert’s Rules of Order

            (Webinar hosted by AASB)

April 28, 2017

Review the 4/28 training

5-7 p.m.     

Board Standards

  • Open Meetings Act
  • MOA Ethics rules
  • Board Code of Conduct

May 17, 2017  

Review the 5/17 training

Noon-1 p.m.

School Finance (Fiduciary responsibility) - part one

            (Webinar hosted by AASB)

May 25, 2017

Review the 5/25 training

4-5 p.m.

Overview of Educational Operations and Data Dashboard

  • Curriculum adoptions and initiatives
  • Lottery/choice programs
  • Supports (Title 1, Indian Ed, SPED, Gifted, ELL, SEL)
5-6 p.m.  

Diagnostics, Assessments and Accountability

  • ESSA and NAEP
  • AIMS Web and MAP
  • Climate and Connectedness Survey
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey

June 2-3, 2017

Review the 6/2 training

Review the 6/3 training

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Board Retreat Strategic plan review

  • Board goals and projects

August  7, 2017

2-4 p.m.

Blue Room


School Finance


Travel and P-card Trainings


Introduction to Associations
Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB)
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS)
Coalition for Education Equity (EEC)


Introduction to Advisory Groups
Multicultural Educational Concerns Advisory Committee (MECAC)
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Student Advisory Board (SAB)
Native Advisory Committee
Capital Improvement Advisory Committee (CIAC)


Introduction to Community Groups
School Business Partners (SBP)
Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence (ARISE)
90% by 2020

September 14, 2017

1:00-4:00 pm

IT and Technology Plan

  • Tour of IT facility
   1:00-1:30 pm    Presentation at the Education Center, Blue Room
   1:30 pm    Depart for JBER, tour of the Kennedy Information Technology Center
   3:30 pm    Arrive back at the Education Center for wrap up

October 24, 2017

10:00 am-noon  

Learn about and tour the Student Nutrition, Maintenance & Operations, and Capital Planning & Construction departments.

November 15, 2017


The academy will tour the Warehouse and Procurement departments.


December 19, 2017

3:00-4:30 p.m.

 Tour of Student Transportation department

January TBD

Choice Programs and Immersion Tour

February TBD

“Price of Leadership”

  • Time commitment
  • Effect on family
  • Campaign process

March TBD

Academy Recruitment/Graduation

Content last updated: December 11, 2017

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