ARBP Annual Conference in Burlingame, CA. Registration is now closed.

The 2023 conference will be held December 5 – 7, 2023 at the California Teachers Association, 1705 Murchison Dr, Burlingame, CA (30 min for San Francisco). The conference includes three full days of workshops. If you are an ARBP member, your membership includes the conference registration fee. Please be sure you have paid your membership fee for 2023-24.

ARBP has secured a room block at the Aloft (available until Nov 15), one mile from the CTA building, with a free shuttle to/from San Francisco (SFO) Airport. $169 + taxes per night and $25 per car per night discount parking. Please reserve your room ASAP as hotel rates in the area regularly top $300 per night.

2020 ARBP Research/Bargaining Virtual Conference

December 8- December 11

Although COVID-19 has put a damper on our in-person annual conference, ARBP will never be denied the ability to provide you with excellent virtual learning opportunities.  ARBP is proud to announce our 2020 Conference will be held remotely December 8-11, 2020

Conference Information
Conference Agenda
Sessions & Bios
How to Zoom

In addition to our conference, ARBP will also hold their annual business meeting, which will include electing officers.  Per the ARBP Constitution and Bylaws, Tammy and Greg will appoint a three person Elections Committee to conduct the nomination process and election.  The Elections Committee chairperson and members will be announced to the general membership two months prior to the election.  Any member may submit nomination(s) for any open office either in writing to the Elections Committee chairperson at any time prior to the final business meeting or be nominated from the floor at the business meeting.  In order to be nominated and elected, you must be a member of ARBP.  The membership form is here.  Please, return the completed membership form and dues to Sarah Favinger at the address listed on the membership form.  Once Sarah receives the form and dues she will send a confirmation to your email address.  

As the ARBP Executive Committee has expressed before, we appreciate all of your knowledge and skills.  We can’t wait to see you in December.

Important Notes for the 2019 ARBP Conference

Conference Agenda

Pre-conference Homework
As part of the “If It Ain’t Fixed, Break It: Striking to End Merit Pay in Denver” session, we would like you to use this Salary Schedule Building Exercise, to generate salary schedules in advance of the conference. Directions for use are included on the excel worksheet. You are encouraged to bring your laptop/tablet with you.

Hilton San Diego Harbor Island and
conference site

The conference location is the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101

Link to the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

Transportation from the Airport
Complimentary on-demand airport (SAN) shuttle service is available between the hours of 4:30am and 12:00am. Once you have retrieved your luggage from the baggage claim and are at the Courtesy Vehicles area outside of each Terminal, please call the hotel (619) 291-6700 to have a van dispatched.

$20 per day self-parking for overnight guests and $10 day parking for participants.

Monday through Wednesday there will be a full breakfast and lunch provided at the conference.

Monday night Microsearch is hosting an evening reception from 6:30-8:30pm on the Spinnaker Patio.

Tuesday night ARBP is hosting Trivia Night in the Skyline room from 6:00-8:00pm.

Conference Materials
We will have kiosk check-in this year and all conference materials will be online only. Please bring your laptops with you during the conference for use during interactive sessions. We will be posting the presentations and other conference materials on the ARBP EdCommunities Group, NEA Collective Bargaining website and the ARBP website as well.

Thank you all for your participation!

The Planning Committee


Good Afternoon ARBP Members,

I wanted to start by thanking all of those who joined us for the 2019 Summer ARBP Meeting in Columbus.  Together, we were able to have a great discussion about the different funding systems we have in each of our states, and we now have direction moving forward on a collaborative research project.  As a follow up from that meeting, I wanted to share materials and resources from the meeting, as well as the framework we developed for collaborating on our research project.

Materials & Presentations:

Mike Petko was kind enough to set up a google drive with a large set of resources, as well as the presentation decks.  Below is a link to that google drive:

Joint Research Project:

For our joint research project, we will begin by collecting data on a battery of specific questions on the funding systems in each state.  We will establish a working group to develop these questions, along with guidance on how to answer these questions (essentially, a guide to working through any potential grey areas).  These questions will be developed over the course of the next two months, with a tentative deadline of August 31st, 2019 to establish the questions.

After we have established the questions we will answer for each state funding system, we will begin the work of answering those questions.  For states where we have ARBP members, we will ask our members to volunteer their time to answer each of the developed questions.  For states where we do not have ARBP members, we will seek partners based in those states who have expertise on education issues and share our values to assist in answering questions for those states.  In cases where we cannot establish partners, we will seek ARBP members who are willing to research the funding systems in those states.

At the December meeting, we will share the results of our work and discuss the next steps and how we can use this research to advance the dialogue on school funding systems and create research products that will meaningfully impact the work of our members.

For those interested in the working group to develop questions on state funding systems, please contact Alex Nelson at by July 17th.  For this group, we will have an initial correspondence about how to share our work, and subsequently we’ll have a check in call at the end of July and the end of August.

In Solidarity,