September Video Library @ Videos
Sep 13 – Sep 30 all-day

Our library of training videos for September is below. Each video is one hour, with the exception of the two-hour ethics training. The cost is $250 per teaching hour and includes access for all board members and staff in your school district. Click on the title below to register. Stay tuned for additional titles next month.

Legal: Public Records – $250, available September 13-15
Are communications sent via private electronic devices and accounts public records? Can board members be held personally liable for failing to comply with the public records law? What questions should board members ask to assess their district’s compliance with the law? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, make plans to attend this webinar for a primer on North Carolina’s public records law.
Click to purchase September 13-15

Legal: Common Liability Issues for School Boards – $250, available September 13-15
Learn about the liability issues facing school boards.
Click to purchase September 13-15

Legal: Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair – $250, available September 13-15
The chair of a local board of education is responsible for presiding over meetings of the board, but what other duties does the chair have? Join this webinar for an overview of how board meetings are to be organized, scheduling and calling meetings, setting agendas, permissible reasons for closed session, and other essential topics.
Click to purchase September 13-15

Legal: Ethics for Local Board Members (Whole-Board Version) – $500, available September 13-15
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.
Click to purchase September 13-15

Finance: Understanding Basic School Budget Finance – $250, available September 21-23
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.
Click to purchase September 21-23

New Finance Video: Pension Spiking and QEBA – $250, available September 21-23
As a board, you are responsible for considering pension spiking and QEBA in your finance planning. Join this webinar to make sure you have a plan for the future of all your employees.
Click to purchase September 21-23

Governance: Governing the System Through Board Policy – $250, available September 28-30
School boards are tasked with creating the vision, mission, and goals of a district and then adopting policies that help staff bring the vision to life. During this webinar, you will explore the board’s role in policy.
Click to purchase September 28-30

Governance: Your Role as a Legislative Advocate – $250, available September 28-30
Explore your advocacy role at the state level during this one-hour video.
Click to purchase September 28-30

Fall Law Conference @ Renaissance Asheville
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

This year’s Fall Law Conference will be October 13-15 at the Renaissance Asheville hotel. Designed for board members, administrators, and board attorneys, this conference is a great opportunity to learn the latest on several significant education law issues. Registration is $199 per day.

Draft Agenda Available Here

COVID Protocols

The City of Asheville has imposed an indoor mask mandate, and the hotel and NCSBA are obligated to comply with that mandate. Therefore, masks will be required inside the hotel lobbies, public restrooms, and in the conference room. We are not able to guarantee a socially distanced event; please consider that before making the decision whether to register.

Registration and Hotel Reservations

Due to high demand for hotel accommodations, you must register for the conference prior to reserving a hotel room at the conference rate. Upon completing registration, you will receive an email with instructions to make a hotel reservation.

Board members should contact their board assistant to register.

This conference fills up fast, so register today! If you need assistance, please contact Debbie Shinbara at or 919-747-6698 or Chelsea Sutton at or 919-747-6713.

Annual Conference for Board Member Development @ Sheraton Greensboro
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – Nov 13 @ 10:00 am

Conference details will be posted on the conference section at

Core Training @ NCSBA Office
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Core training is NCSBA’s foundational sessions for new and veteran board members. Formerly called School Board 101, Core training helps strengthen governance skills and solidify your boardsmanship foundation.

The one-day session will cover leadership, advocacy, and the required ethics training for school board members. 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.
  • 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.
Board Officers Academy @ Virtual Event
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Check back for more details.

Spring Law Conference @ Virtual Event
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm

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Risk Management Conference @ TBD
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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