FSBA News - June 2017
2017 Annual Summer Conference: THAT'S A WRAP!
Thank you to all who attended the FSBA Annual Summer Conference!

YOUR VOICE MATTERS
Please take a moment to complete the conference CBM Form & Evaluation so that our team can carefully review your feedback and make our next events even better for our membership. Be sure to visit our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages to see conference photos and posts from.
 
Thank you attendees, presenters, and sponsors! #FSBAConf

State Government Relations 
Legislative Session Resources 

FSBA has revised the Legislative Session Summary to reflect vetoes and action taken during  Special Session 2017A . Access the complete summary and other resources below: 
Be on the lookout for an invitation to an additional Legislative Review Webinar for Education Appropriations. Announcement coming soon. Contact Ruth Melton for details and questions.

**REMINDER** FSBA Legislative Committee  
Please be sure that your school board designates a board member and alternate to serve on the FSBA Legislative Committee. More information is available on the FSBA Legislative Committee Page. 
  • Click HERE to access our memo for more information
  • Click on our Word, PDF, or Online Form to report the name and contact information for your Legislative Representative and Alternate. 

Member Directory Now Available
Great news! Members can access the Member Directory file by logging into eMbr. Simply log in using your username and password and click on the "DOCUMENTS" tab.

Please contact Carolyn Sanders if you are having issues logging in. If your information is not up-to-date, please take a moment to watch the update tutorial video below. 

We will update the Member Directory by July 1, and any changes made to your profile will be populated then. 
  • CLICK HERE to view a video tutorial on updating your profile
  • CLICK HERE for the eMbr Login landing page

FREE Member Travel Benefit - $tart $aving Today
Several districts have enrolled to receive the FREE FSBA SnazzyTraveler benefit. Log in today and start saving just in time for summer travel! 

Most FSBA members have been pre-loaded into the system. 
  1. Visit www.SnazzyTraveler.com/FSBA 
  2. Log in using your email address and the password, "welcome123". 
If you are unable to access your account, simply use the promo code:  FSBATravel. Contact BillieAnne Gay if you are interested in offering this FREE travel benefit to your employees.



NSBA School Rx Cooperative
FSBA is proud to partner with the NSBA School Rx Cooperative. The Cooperative is a new and innovative pharmacy benefit program that delivers cost savings to self-funded districts. Budgets are tight. Student achievement is our priority. This is a way to save money and put it back where it belongs, back to student achievement.

We have set up an information page for School Board Members on our FSBA Website, and have included the October "Did You Know" article outlining related current issues and benefits to joining. Access these resources by clicking the links below: 


Taxpayers deserve transparency in school district purchasing.  Before you vote to purchase education products, be sure to utilize EdCred K12, a transparency in purchasing platform that provides ratings and reviews on education products and services. EdCredible has also recently announced that it will be leading a statewide initiative to develop a new science textbook evaluation for the upcoming 2017 Science adoption.
  •  CLICK HERE to register for FREE to access ratings and reviews today 

Message from EdCredible: 
Attn. Board Members,
 
We are always looking for ways to save your district money and reduce risk and you recently received a press release about FSBA's new Textbook Adoption and Product Evaluation Tool, EdValuate.  I encourage you to forward the press release on to your Instructional Material Supervisors and Purchasing Departments.  EdValuate automates the entire paper and pencil adoption process, which saves hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars and virtually eliminates all of the protest risk inherent with paper and pencil evaluations.  This is an extremely affordable program and based on the size of your district, the cost ranges from $5,000 to $15K.  
 
I encourage you to ask your districts to ask for a demo.  Contact EdCredible founder Kurt Fichtman for details: kfichtman@edcredible.com or 704-998-1596.

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