This Saturday, April 12th workshop is designed to provide new and experienced board presidents with critical information about the duties and responsibilities of their leadership role. As the board president, your role on the board takes on new dimensions. This workshop was developed to help you meet the requirements of your new position and provide tools to assist you to build a better school board team. Effective meeting management is a major focus of this session. You are also introduced to legal requirements of board meetings, agenda preparation, teamwork, and staff relations. Participants will be engaged in activities that develop critical skills to deal more effectively with the media and the public. Click here to register online.

Join the OSSBA for our Day at the Capitol! This is a great opportunity for you to hear from top policy makers on legislative issues relating to public education and visit with your local legislators. Education is a hot topic at the Capitol and we need you, Oklahoma’s education leaders, there on Wednesday, April 16th to ensure that your voice and education's voice is heard in the halls of the Oklahoma Capitol.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Conference 2014

Registration for The Conference 2014 is open!

Be part of the excitement as fellow board members, administrators, and others interested in Oklahoma public education attend the 2014 Conference. Inspiring and thought provoking sessions, plenty of time for networking, and a smorgasbord of exhibits await you in Oklahoma City, August 22-24th.  Register today!

Click here for registration, hotel, and exhibitor information.


Education News

  • OK-ACTS Leadership Seminars

    Dates for the upcoming OK-ACTS Leadership Seminars are as follows: September 11-12, 2013 with the follow-up day on December 5, 2013 December 11-12, 2013 with the follow-up day on March 12, 2014 April 2-3, 2014 with the follow-up day on June 3, 2014 June 18-19, 2014 with the follow-up day on September 25, 2014 More information about the program, including an application link, is available at

  • NSBA Caucus Information

    If you are interested in joining the NSBA's National Caucus of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members, please click here.

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  • OSSBA Exec. Dir. Shawn Hime Comments on the Oklahoma Education Rally

    It was amazing to look across a sea of parents, students, teachers, community members and business leaders and know they came to the State Capitol with the same message: It is time to make public education a priority. For too long, we have not invested in the future. Students deserve the materials necessary to learn, with class sizes that support quality instruction.

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Dr. Jeff B. Mills Risk Management Award

The Dr. Jeff B. Mills Risk Management Award is given to an Oklahoma Schools Risk Management Trust member in recognition of their leadership in education and initiatives with risk management.

Read more about the award by clicking here.

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association endorses the Oklahoma Schools Risk Management Trust (OSRMT). As an alternative to commercial insurance, OSRMT allows member public schools to come together and jointly self-insure against the property and casualty exposures they face today. OSRMT is governed by public school officials in Oklahoma.

OSRMT was established to help combat the high cost of traditional property/casualty insurance. Today the OSRMT provides competitively priced property/casualty coverage to school districts across the state and delivers service that is second to none.