August 6, 2019
Member Spotlight
Bush Prize winner  Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative  creates bold, breakthrough solutions with 15 rural northwest North Dakota school districts that have limited financial resources and access to training and support services. #SummerShorts is a film series of the Bush Foundation featuring the innovative, collaborative and resourceful organizations that have received Bush Prize awards.
AESA Working for You:
New Services Available for Members
AESA Meeting Manager . . .  a meeting management software developed by a state association for members just like you!

With AESA Meeting Manager you can go paperless for your board meetings. Paperless board meetings allow you to:
  • Access 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Search current and archived information 
  • Manage calendars online
  • Link directly to your public website
  • Download, store, and print board packets and other information
  • Upload and manage documents, including handbooks and policies
  • Create agendas from scratch or existing templates
  • Link goals to specific board meeting agendas
  • Categorize your meetings (regular, emergency, committee, etc.)
  • Instantly notify and alert board members when updates or the agenda is available
  • Engage auto-pilot, for those who simply want to follow the main screen

For more information, contact either  John Bass , AESA Chief Operating Officer, or  Ann Fiene , AESA Executive Assistant.

AESA Working for You:
Don't Miss the 2019
Educators' Call to Action Conference
This conference provides in-depth information that ESA leaders need to equip them for their advocacy in both Washington D.C. and at home.

AESA's Legislative Advocacy Team connects participants with experts on the legislative topics that affect educational service agencies and the school districts that they serve.  Participants receive up-to-the-minute information about emerging and pending federal legislative issues. Time is built into the schedule for participants to arrange their own visits to federal legislators on Thursday afternoon.

Visit the website for up-to-date information on topics and invited speakers.
Hurry! Hotel deadline is August 20, 2019.

To book your hotel at the discounted rate, please first register for the Educators' Call to Action conference through AESA's website. In your confirmation email, you will receive more information about how to access the discounted rate.
AESA Is Your Professional Network:
We Connect ESAs to ESAs!
You have Questions: AESACommunity has Answers! 
A Free Resource for All Staff of Member-ESAs

Do you sometimes wonder what other ESAs across the country are doing about an important topic you happen to be working on? Now it is easier than ever to find out in the AESACommunity.

This online discussion board is a member-only place where our members can talk to one another. It is easy to post a new discussion, collect responses from other ESAs from across the country and receive valuable information from your colleagues! 

How it works: Go to AESACommunity online. If you are a staff member of an AESA- member ESA, you can set up your profile today. Everyone automatically belongs to the "All-Member" Community. The Affinity Groups are also using AESACommunity.
Please join today!