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Upcoming Events

Spring Law Conference @ Virtual Event
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm

The Spring Law Conference will be a virtual event held on March 23-24 via Zoom. Sessions are designed for board members, school administrators, and board attorneys, and will cover topics including parents’ rights, working with your school board attorney, and revisiting book challenge processes. Take a look at our agenda.

Board members and school administrators who attend the full conference will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit. We have applied for attorneys attending the entire conference to receive 6 hours of CLE credit. Important note: this conference will not be recorded.

Urban Boards Alliance Day
Mar 30 all-day
Urban Boards Alliance Day

The Urban Boards Alliance (UBA) has invited you to their preconference day in Tampa, Florida. Before COSSBA’s Inaugural National Conference, UBA Day will provide professional development to urban, suburban, and rural boards with challenging environments. Join key speakers Dr. Donna M. Beegle, Poverty Expert, and Dr. Steve Gallon, III, Vice Chair and School Board Member of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as they address topics of difficulty for students across the country. More information about the UBA Day can be found here.


To register for the Urban Boards Alliance Day, click here. Early-bird registration is $199. After January 28, 2023, the cost is $249. Hotels with shuttle capabilities are listed here.


We look forward to seeing you in Florida.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference 2023
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day
COSSBA Inaugural National Conference 2023
The Consortium of State School Boards Associations is hosting its Inaugural National Conference in Tampa, Florida. Join us for professional development for school board members and district leaders across the country. The agenda can be found here. Speakers include Amy Blankson, Chuck Underwood, and John Quinones. More information on them can be found here. The conference will be held in the Tampa Convention Center. A list of hotels that provide shuttles is listed here.


To register for the conference, please visit www.cossba.org. Early-bird registration is $549. After January 28, 2023, the cost is $599.


We look forward to seeing you there.
Summer Leadership Conference @ Lumina on Wrightsville Beach
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm

Make plans to join us for our Summer Leadership Conference, June 12-16 in Wrightsville Beach. Participants are able to register for one day or all five days. The agenda will be available soon. Each day begins at 8 a.m. and concludes by 1 p.m. NCSBA has reserved a block of rooms for attendees. Contact the Lumina at Wrightsville Beach to secure accommodations.

Core Training @ NCSBA Office
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm

Core Training is NCSBA’s foundational sessions for new and veteran board members. Formerly called School Board 101, participants learn to strengthen their governance skills and solidify their boardsmanship foundation.

This two-day session will cover leadership, advocacy, and the required ethics training for school board members. Core Training topics include the following. An agenda is forthcoming.

  • Leadership Training – basic boardsmanship dos and don’ts, board/superintendent roles and responsibilities, school finance, and school board liability.
  • Advocacy Training – board members’ advocacy work, a legislative update on current issues, NCSBA’s member-approved legislative agenda, and a how-to talk on effectively engaging legislators.
  • School Law Training – the required ethics training for school board members, maintaining legally compliant policies for schools, and access to NC’s open meetings law and public records law videos.


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