Feb
18
Tue
Political Speech and Campaigning on Campus (Webinar)
Feb 18 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm


This webinar will address a variety of issues involving political speech and related activities in the schools. Do students have a right to express their political opinions on their clothing, to distribute political literature, or to comment on their political beliefs at school? Do employees have a right to engage in political speech while on the job, especially in the classroom? When may school facilities be used by outside groups for election or political purposes? The webinar will also address a state law that forbids school boards from using public funds to endorse or oppose a referendum, election, or a particular candidate for elective office.

Presented by: Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel, NCSBA

Feb
20
Thu
Board Officers Academy @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration is open for our Board Officers Academy to be held on Thursday, February 20, in Raleigh. This session is perfect for school board chairs, vice chairs, and those leading board committees; however, any board member or staff interested may attend the session.

A draft agenda is available here.
Cost $199 per person

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

Refunds, Cancellations, and Substitutions

The deadline for cancellations is February 14. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to clewis@ncsba.org by that date and will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received after February 14 and no shows will not be refunded as NCSBA performs duties and incurs expenses in anticipation of your participation. Substitutions of individuals may be made at any time.

Feb
21
Fri
2020 Equity NC Event @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
2020 Equity NC Event @ NCSBA Assembly Hall

NCSBA is holding its 2020 Equity NC event for public school leaders. The conference will include timely, thought-provoking training and conversation about closing the gaps for all students.

A draft agenda is available here.

Life of Privilege Video from 2019 event.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $199.

Refunds, Cancellations, and Substitutions

The deadline for cancellations is February 14. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to clewis@ncsba.org by that date and will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received after February 14 and no shows will not be refunded as NCSBA performs duties and incurs expenses in anticipation of your participation. Substitutions of individuals may be made at any time.

Hotel Information

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

Mar
19
Thu
2020 Spring Law Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm

NCSBA’s 2020 Spring Law Conference will put the focus on student services. This year’s conference will spotlight board members’ and school administrators’ legal obligations to provide a sound basic education for all students and to address barriers to student success.

Take a look at our draft agenda for more details.

This conference will provide 11 hours of continuing education credit for board members and administrators and 11 hours of CLE credit for attorneys.

Mar
24
Tue
Boundary Invasions and Sexual Grooming (Webinar)
Mar 24 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Most cases of sexual abuse of students by school employees are preceded by a form of “sexual grooming.” Sexual grooming often is only evident after the fact and can be quite subtle and similar to innocent behavior, which can make it difficult for school administrators to identify. On the other hand, no school employee wants his or her innocent attempts at establishing a sound and trusting relationship with students to be viewed as grooming for sexual misconduct. This webinar will discuss how to resolve this dilemma by ensuring employees and administrators understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate boundary invasions and the importance of observing and enforcing professional boundaries.

Presented by: Kathy Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney, NCSBA

Mar
31
Tue
Understanding Basic School Budget Issues (Webinar)
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

This webinar will help school board members better understand the revenue sources of K-12 school funding, how state funds are allotted to LEAs, and the budget process at the state and local level.

Presenter: Richard Bostic, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations, NCSBA

Apr
21
Tue
Tobacco, Vaping, CBD, and Substance Abuse: North Carolina Law and School Policies (Webinar)
Apr 21 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

This webinar will discuss how North Carolina law and local board policies apply to students’ use of tobacco, vaporizers, and various cannabidiol (“CBD”) products, as well as the accompanying risk of developing a substance use disorder.

Presented by: Sam Thorp, Staff Attorney, NCSBA

May
12
Tue
Financial Oversight Duties of the Board of Education (Webinar)
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

This webinar will examine the state laws that govern the role local school boards play in financial oversight. It will also discuss warning signs and strategies to prevent the misuse of funds, as well as how to address issues should they arise and possible consequences for not taking action.

Presented by: Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, NCSBA

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