Upcoming Training

Ethics for Local Boards of Education – Video
Feb 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Ethics for Local Boards of Education - Video

This session is designed to fulfill the legal requirement that all school board members receive two hours of ethics education within 12 months of being elected or re-elected or appointed or reappointed to office.  The session will cover the laws and principles that govern conflicts of interest and ethical standards of conduct for board members in North Carolina.  Ms. Schafer will include practical scenarios to illustrate how the law applies to the duties and responsibilities of North Carolina school board members.

Presenter: Allison Schafer, Director of Policy/Legal Counsel, NCSBA

Addressing the Gap Between Education and Poverty @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Addressing the Gap Between Education and Poverty @ NCSBA Assembly Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Poor home circumstances often mean poor school performances. On March 3, join us as school board members and administrators come together to change that!

The Addressing the Gap Between Education and Poverty workshop is an interactive experience that is designed to help school leaders examine the experiences of students in generational poverty, discover hidden personal biases, and develop strategies for change. Based in part on Bridges Out of Poverty, a book written and developed by co-authors, Dr. Ruby K. Payne, Phillip Devol, and Terie Dreussi-Smith, Addressing the Gap will challenge participants to discover and move beyond their limits to redesign local programs that better serve the students in their communities.

Addressing the Gap offers a deeper understanding of the challenges and needs of people in poverty and the know-how to partner with them to create successful outcomes that build healthy students and healthy communities.

This workshop has a limited capacity and will be held at the NCSBA office in Raleigh. The registration fee is $200 per person.

Students and Free Speech: Law and Controversy – Video
Mar 7 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Students and Free Speech: Law and Controversy - Video

Over the years, student speech and self-expression has taken many forms, including wearing armbands to protest the war in Vietnam, wearing T-shirts with controversial slogans, handing out political literature to fellow students, and holding different types of protest demonstrations to indicate support for or opposition to all sorts of political and social causes.  This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals cases that directly address the First Amendment rights of public school students while they are at school or involved in school activities.  It will also provide board members with a general understanding of the legal principles that govern the board’s ability to place limitations on student speech and expression at school.

Presenter: Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel

Loss Prevention Workshop @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm
Loss Prevention Workshop @ NCSBA Assembly Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Registration is now open for the annual Loss Prevention Training Workshop to be held on March 9 and 10, 2017 for member school districts in the North Carolina School Boards Trust Workers’ Compensation Fund.  For registration information or other information regarding the workshop, please contact David Byrd, Claims and Risk Services Consultant, at dbyrd@ncsba.org or 919.747.6683.

Website Accessibility – Video
Apr 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Website Accessibility - Video

In this webinar, board members will learn basic information about federal requirements to make school system websites accessible to everyone.  The Office of Civil Rights is currently reviewing many school system websites to ensure the information presented on the website is accessible to persons with disabilities.  This presentation will enable board members to have a more meaningful dialogue with school officials about website accessibility.

Presenter: Nancy Black, Staff Attorney

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