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Under Construction - H aving identified that the current website is long overdue for a makeover, the MASBO Executive took the step to create an ad-hoc committee for its renewal. The Website Renewal Committee was mandated to: * Receive, review and prioritize recommendations for website improvements and enhancements, * Develop a budget for website improvements and enhancements for presentation and discussion with the Executive for inclusion in the annual budget of the Association, * Source website programming services and facilitate website changes and updates within the allotted time and budget. The Committee met twice to develop a summary of features and capabilities that web developers could use as a basis for a proposal. Potential web developers were interviewed by the Committee. With the approval of the 2014-2015 MASBO budget, the Committee was given the financial parameters. In late 2014, Modern Earth Web Design was hired to redevelop the website. The Committee has met with Modern Earth to define priorities and user groups and a glimpse of the potential functionality was demonstrated at the Executive meeting in January. Future enhancements will include: * A member roster that can be filtered by a number of identifiers such as region, school division and position. Members will be able to update their profiles. * Direct emailing to other members using the roster or filtering features. Members can contact each other using the website rather than relying on individual contact lists. * Forums, by the members and for the members. Members will have the option to customize notifications of forum posts. This will be a great tool to replace the current email surveys members often send each other. The responses will be available to all members invited to participate in the forum, by using the filtering features. * Surveys can be conducted targeting specific member profiles. These would be simple surveys responding a simple response. This could be as simple as "Will you be attending the Regional Meeting?" or more complex with multiple choices for each question. * Marketplace listings for surplus equipment and supplies. * Easy-to-find information for Executive and other Committee members that will be updated as members change. The Website Renewal Committee is working towards making the new a valuable and useful tool for members. The website will be designed for use on mobile devices as well as desktop computers. It's our goal to have be every MASBO member's homepage! A soft launch will take place this spring. Content will be added and the website will be fully rolled out before the AGM in June. Time at the AGM has been set aside for website training and profile updates. MASBO will even have a professional photographer available at the AGM to add your portrait to your member profile! The Website Renewal Committee is excited for what the future holds for our members! ■ 169 McINTOSH RD. HEADINGLEY, MB R4H 1G1 PH. (204) 831-6601 FAX (204) 831-6528 E-MAIL: SHAWN ATAMANCHUK PRESIDENT 733899_Belle.indd 1 10 * Read this issue 357280_BigSky.indd 1 3/4/15 2:48online at AM National Wood Flooring Association 2/12/08 10:12:01 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2015

MASBO 2014–2015 Executive
2014–2015 Committees
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
Honourary/Life Members
Under Construction –
MASBO Announces an Exclusive Pre-Conference Workshop
MASBO Annual Convention: “Emotional Intelligences in Action”
“It Ain’t What You Do…”: The Power of Emotional Intelligence
MASBO Welcomes New Executive Members
MASBO Says Farewell
2015 Grey Owl Award Recipient
Pupil Transportation: The Requirements and the Realities
The Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference is “Going to Winnipeg” in 2016
Workplace Safety and Health Programs Evolving in Manitoba School Divisions
MSBA Pension Plan Update
9 Things Highly Effective Leaders Do
Update on Sustainability for the New Schools in Manitoba
Index to Advertisers

MASBO News - 2015