Board Assistants Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plan to come for training that focuses on your work assisting North Carolina’s boards of education. This day-long workshop is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn from fellow board/superintendent assistants. Click here to view the conference agenda.

Hotel suggestions:

  • Hampton Inn: 1229 Wake Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609, (919) 831-4700
  • Fairfield Inn: 6408 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616, (919) 878-1120
  • Courtyard Marriott: 3401 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616, (919) 645-0088
Spring Law Conference @ Virtual Event
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 12:15 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 school board meeting disruptions, managing school board issues in a digital world, and curriculum and book challenges.

Board members and school administrators who attend the full conference will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit. We will apply 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.
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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