Upcoming Training

The Opioid Crisis and NC Public Schools
Jun 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States. This webinar will discuss the impact of the crisis in North Carolina, explain ways in which it could intersect with schools, and identify issues school officials should consider if confronted with it in your school system.

Presenter: Sam Thorp, Staff Attorney


Challenges to the Educational Program and Instructional Materials
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

This webinar will explore the current federal and state legal patchwork governing challenges to the educational program and instructional materials by parents and other stakeholders. The webinar will include a discussion of recent developments and trends, an in-depth analysis of current federal and state law and policy, and an overview of NCSBA’s policy tools for navigating curriculum and textbook challenges. Additionally, the webinar will cover several policy and other recommendations for handling such challenges within your school system.

Presenter: Jim O’Rourke, Staff Attorney

Ethics for Local Boards of Education – Video
Jun 13 @ 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

Summer Leadership Conference @ Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm
Summer Leadership Conference @ Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach | Carolina Beach | North Carolina | United States

Registration is $159 per day. Please register through your superintendent’s office.

Contact the Courtyard Marriott to secure the NCSBA conference rate of $214 per night plus tax using one of the methods below.

Room Block Cut Off Date: May 17, 2018

June 18 – School Safety
Given the school violence experienced around the country, presenters will share what is being done at the state level to promote school safety.

June 19 – Raising the Bar for Learning
How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world of tomorrow? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day to day. It also empowers every individual—and every learner—to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.

June 20 – Advocating for Students: A Look at the 2018 Short Session
The NCSBA Governmental Relations team will walk you through current bills and activities of the short session and share how board members can advocate for student success.

Each day will follow the same agenda below:

7:30 a.m.         Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.         Session begins
9:15 a.m.         Session break
9:30 a.m.         Session continues
11:00 a.m.       Session break
11:30 a.m.       Session continues
12:45 p.m.       Session ends

Policy Conference @ Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm


The 2018 NCSBA Policy Conference will be held June 21-22 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Carolina Beach. Whether you’re a board member, administrator, or board attorney, join us as we explore some of the most pressing topics affecting public schools today, including:

  • Guns in Schools: A Review of Law and Policy
  • Equity in Schools: The Durham Public Schools Approach
  • School Shootings: What We Are Doing Right and What We Can Do Better

For more information on our conference topics, please take a look at our agenda.

The NCSBA room block at the Courtyard by Marriot is now full. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of nearby alternate accommodations. Please note: NCSBA does not have a room block with any of these hotels. These are only suggestions.

Hampton Inn
0.3 miles from Courtyard
(910) 707-1770

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
0.7 miles from Courtyard
(910) 458-1300

Golden Sands
0.9 miles from Courtyard
(910) 458-8334

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