Face-to-face meetings provide MSBA members with an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and learn about current issues. Meet others from surrounding districts and learn how different districts operate and share your lessons learned.

Professional Development for District Staff Serving As Or Helping the Board Secretary
June 10, 2022  |  St. Charles Convention Center  |  REGISTER

Registration fee:  $95, including lunch and materials
Registration:  8:00 am; Pre-meeting:  9:00 am
Agenda:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

9:00 am:   MSBA Tech Update Premeeting:  Keeping Track of Your Board Members!
           Kelly Francis, MSBA Associate Executive Director 

10:00 am:  Welcome and Introductions

10:10 am:  A Deep, Deep Dive into the Sunshine Law with Stories!
           Susan Goldammer, MSBA Associate Executive Director 

Noon:     Lunch 

12:30 pm:  What I Wish I Knew When I Was New
           Stephanie Archie, Center 58 School District
           Opal Hibbs, Park Hill School District
           Dorris (Dodi) Thieret, Perry County School District #32
           Jaclyn Haake, Orchard Farm School District 

1:15 pm:  Confidentiality Laws and Best Practices
           Kylie Piatt, Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt
           Mark Timmerman, Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt 

2:00 pm:   Drawing!

Strategic Planning is Essential
June 10, 2022 | St. Charles Convention Center  |  REGISTER

Registration fee:  $50
Agenda:  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every district is required to have a Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) or Strategic Plan. Is your plan current?  Is the board engaged with the plan?  In this session, learn about the importance of strategic planning, explore processes used by districts to develop the plan and consider ways in which the board can monitor the plan to ensure improvement and accountability. A roundtable discussion on current issues will be included as time permits.

Preference will be given to board presidents but other board members may attend as space allows.

Childhood 2.0 Screening and Training
November 27-29, 2022 | Various Locations | REGISTER

Dates & Locations:

9/27/2022 – Warrensburg
9/28/2022 – Jefferson City
9/29/2022 – Nixa

Registration: No cost

Agenda: 10:00 am – 2:15 pm

Participants will be released for off-site lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Training will provide 3.25 hours of School Safety Academy Continuing Education training credit.

MSBA’s Center for Education Safety is partnering with BARK for Schools to bring the documentary, Childhood 2.0, to locations around the state in September.

Childhood 2.0 is required viewing for anyone who wants to better understand the world their children are navigating as they grow up in the digital age. Featuring actual parents and kids as well as industry-leading experts in child safety and development, this documentary dives into the real-life issues facing kids today — including cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more.

Screening of the film will be punctuated by audience discussion of the themes presented in the film, led by Katey McPherson of BARK for Schools. BARK is a leader in digital content screening and Katie will help attendees both understand the issues confronting kids living in today’s digital world and teach them ways to help kids address any trauma associated with their online life.

School Safety Training – Continuing Education
Friday, October 7, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:20 pm
Crossroads School KC, Multipurpose Room
1011 Central, Kansas City MO
Training cost: | Register here

6 hours of training credit offered for School Safety Specialists
Participants will be given time for an off-site lunch.

Intended Audience: School Safety Specialists, School Board Members, SROs, and School Safety Advocates

Topics to be covered include:
Parent Reunification & Crisis Communications
Deb Hendricks, from MSBA’s Center for Education Safety, will present on the important process of reunifying parents with their students after a crisis event and communications with multiple audiences — parents, media, community stakeholders — before, during and after a crisis event in schools.
Tobacco & Vape-Free Schools
The use of Tobacco and Vape Products is an epidemic in schools that is difficult to control. Christy Inskip from the Department of Health and Senior Services will share strategies for achieving Tobacco & Vape-free Schools.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-YS-BX-0044 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART office. Points of view or opinion in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.