NCSBA’s 2021 Spring Law Conference will be held April 29-30 via Zoom. This virtual conference is designed for board members, school administrators, and board attorneys. Take a look at our agenda.
The conference is $99 per day. Board members and school administrators who attend the full conference will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit. Attorneys will receive 6 hours of CLE credit. Important note: the conference will not be recorded.
How to Register
Conference registration is through the Envise membership portal. Any board members interested in attending should connect with their board assistant in order to avoid duplicate registrations.
- Click the registration button above.
- Log in using your Envise membership portal credentials.
- In the navigation menu, click Events>Register.
- Under Select a Contact, choose the attendee.
- Under Select an Event, choose “2021 Spring Law Conference.” Day 1 and Day 2 will appear under Session. Check the day(s) the individual plans to attend. Click Add Registration to Cart.
- If registering multiple people, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each attendee.
- Choose your payment type and click Continue. It may take a few moments to process.
- Review your shopping cart and click Checkout. Complete any necessary payment information.
Newly and reelected board members can strengthen their core with NCSBA’s Core Training course. Core training is a self-paced, virtual training event that includes all the components of our in-person sessions. Hear our talented staff cover leadership, advocacy, the required ethics training for school board members, and more during eight hours of recorded presentations. Access will begin May 1 and participants will have 60 days to complete the training. The last day for purchase is June 30.
Core training topics include:
- 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.
- Required Ethics Training – School board members are required to earn two hours of ethics training within 12 months of election or reelection.
Those completing all modules of the course will earn 12 hours of training.
Course Video Lessons
- Welcome, Now You’re a Board Member
Ed Dunlap, NCSBA Executive Director
- The Board or the Superintendent? Quiz
Ed Dunlap, NCSBA Executive Director
- Common Liability Issues for School Districts
Donna Lynch, NCSBA Litigation Counsel
- Ethics for School Board Members
Attorneys, NCSBA Legal/Policy department
- Governing the School System Through Board Policy
Janine Murphy, NCSBA Assistant Legal Counsel
- Understanding Basic School Budget Issues
Richard Bostic, NCSBA Assistant Director of Governmental Relations
- Your Role as a Legislative Advocate for Public Education
Leanne Winner, NCSBA Director of Governmental Relations
- Board/Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities
Ramona Powers, NCSBA Director of Board Development & Technology
- Welcome, Now You’re a Board Member
The next Core Training opportunity will be in July 2021 at the NCSBA office in Raleigh.
In this two-hour webinar, we will discuss the ethical standards established by state law for school board members. The webinar will also include a discussion of state and federal laws related to conflicts of interest pertaining to making and administering contracts and possible legal consequences when these laws are violated. Finally, this webinar will review other well-established legal duties and responsibilities of school board members.
Webinar access is for individual board members.
There will be an ethics sessions for whole-board access available in August.
This webinar will provide an overview of the constitutional and state law requirements related to student discipline. Listeners will gain an understanding of what are short-term suspensions, long-term suspensions, 365-day suspensions, and expulsions, as well as the due process rights of students under North Caroline student discipline law.
Presented by: McKenna Osborn, Staff Attorney
The 2021 NCSBA Summer Leadership Seminars and Policy Conference is back in person! The dates are June 14-18 at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach. Details regarding daily programming are forthcoming.
- Avoid conference participation if you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Participant capacity is limited to 60.
- On-site registration will not be allowed. Attendees must register on or before June 7, 2021.
- You will be required to wear a face mask at all times in the meeting room, even if you have been fully vaccinated. This requirement will be strictly enforced.
- Social distancing requirements must be observed.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in the meeting room.
- If you start to feel sick or to display COVID-19 symptoms, do not attend any conference activities or come within six feet of others. Please remain in your hotel room and notify the registrar at email@example.com.
Conference pre-registration is required. The cost per day is $199 and includes materials, continental breakfast, and mid-morning break. Registration will open on Monday, April 26. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Daily capacity is currently 60 participants.
NCSBA has secured a limited block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at the rate of $229 per night plus tax. Reservations must be initiated through NCSBA if you would like to stay at the Courtyard Marriott. During the registration process, simply select the option for the day registration plus hotel stay.
Participants staying at the Courtyard Marriott receive one free parking space per guest room. Offsite participants or guest rooms that have more than one vehicle must park in public parking spaces. Note that fees apply for the public parking spaces.
The entire hotel, including balconies, is smoke free. Inquire at the front desk for the designated smoking areas. The hotel is not a pet-friendly property.
In addition, the hotel has advised us of the following COVID-19 safety precautions they are taking for all guests:
- As part of the hotel’s commitment to health and safety, each room will be disinfected in preparation for guest arrival and hotel staff will only enter your guest room if requested. Daily housekeeping service is currently suspended; if you need anything during your stay, contact the front desk.
- Masks are to be worn at all times in public areas inside the hotel as mandated by Marriott and the state of North Carolina.
- The fitness center is open to 1 guest or 1 family at a time. Please wipe down all used equipment after each use.
- Pools are open to limited capacities. A maximum occupancy of 40 people at a time is allotted for the outdoor pool. A maximum occupancy of 15 people at a time is allotted for the indoor pool. A sign-up sheet is available for the indoor pool at the front desk.
NCSBA will continue to work with the staff at the Courtyard Marriott to provide as safe an environment as possible while you’re attending the conference. As such, we are reviewing ways to limit opportunities for both staff and attendees to repeatedly touch/share the same objects (i.e., pens, serving utensils, door handles, etc.) and reduce lines to encourage people to stay at least six feet apart through signage and other visual cues.
- Marriott Commitment to Clean for increased cleaning and disinfection
- Carolina Beach information
- Planning a trip to Carolina Beach
- COVID-19 Information Hub (Office of the Governor)
- CDC Guidelines for Travel (CDC.gov)
For more information about this event, call us at 919-841-4040.