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Upcoming Events

Replay: Challenges to the Educational Program and Instructional Materials
Feb 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Due to inclement weather throughout the state, we will replay this webinar on Tuesday, February 20.

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

School Board 101 @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – Mar 1 @ 3:15 pm
School Board 101 @ NCSBA Assembly Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The January 18-19 session has been rescheduled to February 28-March 1 due to weather.

Now that you’re a board member, let NCSBA help you with your next steps!

The NCSBA office will be the location for two days of learning more than just the basics about being a school board member. Participants will hear from educational leaders and NCSBA’s staff. Veteran board members can also benefit by learning about recent legal and legislative issues affecting public education.


Suggested Hotel:
Hampton Inn
 | 3621 Spring Forest Road
 | Raleigh, NC 27616 | Phone: 

Registration now open.

Let Us Pray: Legal Guidance on Prayers at School Board Meetings
Mar 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

During this webinar the presenter will discuss the 2014 U.S. Supreme Court and 2017 Fourth Circuit cases that address some of the legal issues related to the practice of opening school board meetings with prayer.  Although these cases do not provide a definitive answer to every related legal question, this webinar will discuss the clear holding of each case so that school board members and administrators will be well-informed about the current status of the law.

Presenter: Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel


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 draft 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.