Thursday, November 19, 2020
Annual Convention Crier
A Daily Convention Publication by the VSBA
This Publication Sponsored by
Night Owl Networking, 8:00 p.m.

This networking session will feature a discussion on the book: Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach with one of the book authors, Dr. Phil Gore with the Texas Association of School Boards. The book is available for purchase through Amazon or your favorite retailer. Please be prepared to discuss the contents of the book as well as ask questions directly to the author. We look forward to a robust and exciting discussion on school board governance.
Use #VSBA2020 on Social Media to share your convention story!
Thank You to Our Daily Crier Sponsor, SandsAnderson
VSBA School Board of the Year
Congratulations to Caroline County School Board for being selected by our judges as the 2020 School Board of the Year. This title is given to one outstanding school board each year to recognize their efforts and accomplishments. The judges selected the Caroline County School Board, whose strong application reflected their collaborative and professional leadership, focus on equitable and relevant learning experiences for all students, nurturance of positive stakeholder relationships, and use of transparent and clear communication processes and procedures.
Sponsored by
Green Schools Challenge Winners
Nottoway County Public Schools
(Student Population 5,000 & Below)
Henry County Public Schools
(Student Population 5,001 – 10,000)
Prince William County Public Schools
(Student Population 10,001 & Above)
Sponsored by:
Congratulations to the 2020 VSBA Student Video Contest Winners!
1st Place: “More Than A Student”
Varina High School Center for Communication and Media Relations (Henrico County Public Schools)
2nd Place: “Different Look, Same Great School”
Smithfield High School (Isle of Wight County Public Schools)

3rd Place: “Stronger Together”
Hanover High School (Hanover County Public Schools)

Sponsored by
Exhibit Hall Updates
We are excited to be able to bring this in-person favorite to the virtual convention. Visit Exhibitors by navigating to the Exhibit Hall section of the eventmobi platform. Select and Exhibitor to view their booth materials, and select a listed representative to send a message!

ZMM is sponsoring the Secret Word Door Prize Challenge, visit exhibitors and collect their secret words by starting a conversation. Enter that secret word into the Secret Word Door Prize Challenge section of the platform. Collect them all to be entered to win the Daily Door Prize! Visit ZMM (formerly OWPR) at their booth Thursday at 7:00 pm to see who has won!
Having trouble getting connected? Not sure where to find what you are looking for?

You can reach the event help desk by filing a help desk ticket at the bottom of the platform homepage, or by emailing
Thank you to the VSBA Annual Convention Event- Level Sponsors
What Else is Happening?
  • Stop by the Recharging Station, sponsored by M.B. Kahn, and choose from one of four videos to take a moment to recharge in the virtual space. All of these activities are designed to help you reset so that you can come back to the programming recharged and refreshed. 
  • Exhibition of School Architecture- Before Thursday at 5pm, vote for your favorite design to be selected for the "People's Choice Award."
  • View the Signs of Success which are displays showcasing a favorite success story in local school divisions from around the Commonwealth, will be on display in the Signs of Success section of the event platform. Visit at any time to see the great programs going on in Virginia’s public schools.
  • View the winners from the 2020 VSBA Spring Regional Art Contest by visiting the Awards section of the event platform.
  • Review the reports from the 2020 Virtual VSBA Delegate Assembly in the event platform.
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