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Upcoming Events

School Board Chairs Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
School Board Chairs Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Registration is open for our 2018 School Board Chairs Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 21 in Raleigh. This session is perfect for current board chairs and any board members or staff wanting to gain a better understanding of the work of the board chair.

Draft Agenda Coming!
Cost $159 per person

Suggested Hotel: Hampton Inn Raleigh – Capital Blvd North, 3621 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh 27616, 919.872.7111.

2018 Spring Law Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm

Get the latest on an array of legal topics that school officials face today, including:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Legally Compliant School Board Meetings
  • Data Security and Managing a Data Breach
  • Politics in the Workplace

Please click here for the full agenda.

Whether you’re a board member, school administrator, or board attorney, this conference has been designed with you in mind. Individuals attending the full conference will receive 10.5 hours of continuing education training or CLE credit, as applicable.

Cameras in Schools: Legal Framework for Balancing Security and Privacy
Apr 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of some of the most pressing legal issues and policy concerns surrounding a school district’s use of video cameras on school property, as well as the disclosure, maintenance, and/or storage of video records. The webinar will include a review of recent cases and guidance addressing the use of cameras to monitor classrooms, hallways, entrances, buses, sporting events, etc.

Presenter: Scott Murray, Staff Attorney


Employee Online Speech
Apr 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Modern technology has given us new tools to communicate more quickly and broadly. In this webinar we will take a look at public school employees’ right to freedom of speech under the U.S. Constitution in the context of this brave new world of the internet, as well as with the growth of social media. It will provide board members with a general understanding of the legal principles that govern the board’s ability to place limitations on employee speech.

Presenter: Nancy Black, Staff Attorney


Legally Compliant School Board Meetings
May 8 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Refresh your memory or learn anew about the law surrounding the conduct of school boards meetings. Topics will include the Open Meetings Law, public comment requirements, common parliamentary procedure issues, and other legal matters that can trip you up if you aren’t careful. Get your questions answered, and learn things that may surprise you!

Presenter: Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy