May
1
Sun
May Video Library @ Videos
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Our library of training videos for May is below. Each video is one hour. The cost is $250 per teaching hour and includes access for all board members and staff in your school district. Click the desired date below the title/description to register.

Legal: Public Records – $250
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 here to purchase for May 4-6

Finance: Pension Spiking and QEBA – $250
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 here to purchase for May 4-6

Legal: Students’ Religious Rights– $250                     
Does a student have a First Amendment right to pray at school? Can a student be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Do students have a right to organize extracurricular religious clubs? This webinar will answer these and other questions related to the extent of a student’s right to engage in religious speech and activity at school.
Click here to purchase for May 4-6

Legal: Sixty Minutes on Minutes– $250
What is the difference between “full and accurate” minutes required for regular meetings and closed sessions, and the “general account” required for closed sessions? What should be included in each? What other statutory requirements pertain to minutes? When are minutes “official” and when do they become public records? Get the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive review of the legal requirements related to minutes.
Click here to purchase for May 9-11

Finance: LEA & Charter School Funding – $250
North Carolina public school funding is discussed during this one-hour video where you will understand the relationship between LEAs and charter schools.
Click here to purchase for May 9-11

Legal: Common Liability Issues for School Boards – $250
Learn about the liability issues facing school boards.
Click here to purchase for May 9-11

Legal: Student Search and Seizure: Fourth Amendment Limits on School Officials – $250
In recent months, many school systems have experienced a worrisome increase in the number of firearms found on school grounds and school buses. Under what circumstances may school officials search a student’s person, personal belongings, or vehicle to locate firearms or other weapons? When may school officials conduct locker searches or use metal detectors? To what extent are school officials allowed to search a student suspected of possessing illegal drugs or other contraband? This webinar will discuss the Fourth Amendment standards that apply when searches are required in order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.
Click here to purchase for May 16-18

Governance: Governing the System Through Board Policy – $250
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 here to purchase for May 16-18

Legal: Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair – $250
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 here to purchase for May 16-18

Finance: Understanding Basic School Budget Finance – $250
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 here to purchase for May 23-25

Legal: NC Open Meetings Law for School Board Members – $250                     
Compliance with the Open Meetings Law provides for transparency and accountability and is vital to good school board governance. This webinar will provide an overview of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law as it applies to local school board members and official school board meetings. Topics will include types of meetings, notice requirements, open versus closed sessions, meeting minutes, public access and attendance, electronic and remote meetings, and other current and emerging issues related to legally compliant school board meetings.
Click here to purchase for May 23-25

Governance: Your Role as a Legislative Advocate – $250
Explore your advocacy role at the state level during this one-hour video.
Click here to purchase for May 23-25

Legal: Rubber Stamp or Gatekeeper? The Board’s Role in Hiring and Nonrenewal – $250
Review the Board’s role related to hiring new employees and renewing, or not, existing employees. This will include an overview of relevant NC case law and discuss the major themes from those cases so you and your board can make hiring and renewal decisions consistent with applicable legal requirements and standards.
Click here to purchase for May 23-25

Legal: Ethics for Local Board Members (Whole-Board Version) – $500
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 here to purchase for May 27-31

 

Jun
1
Wed
June Video Library @ Videos
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Our library of training videos for June is below. Each video is one hour. The cost is $250 per teaching hour and includes access for all board members and staff in your school district. Click the desired date below the title/description to register.

Legal: Sixty Minutes on Minutes– $250
What is the difference between “full and accurate” minutes required for regular meetings and closed sessions, and the “general account” required for closed sessions? What should be included in each? What other statutory requirements pertain to minutes? When are minutes “official” and when do they become public records? Get the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive review of the legal requirements related to minutes.
Click here to purchase for June 1-3

Finance: LEA & Charter School Funding – $250
North Carolina public school funding is discussed during this one-hour video where you will understand the relationship between LEAs and charter schools.
Click here to purchase for June 1-3

Legal: Common Liability Issues for School Boards – $250
Learn about the liability issues facing school boards.
Click here to purchase for June 1-3

Finance: Understanding Basic School Budget Finance – $250
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 here to purchase for June 7-9

Legal: NC Open Meetings Law for School Board Members – $250                     
Compliance with the Open Meetings Law provides for transparency and accountability and is vital to good school board governance. This webinar will provide an overview of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law as it applies to local school board members and official school board meetings. Topics will include types of meetings, notice requirements, open versus closed sessions, meeting minutes, public access and attendance, electronic and remote meetings, and other current and emerging issues related to legally compliant school board meetings.
Click here to purchase for June 7-9

Governance: Your Role as a Legislative Advocate – $250
Explore your advocacy role at the state level during this one-hour video.
Click here to purchase for June 7-9

Legal: Rubber Stamp or Gatekeeper? The Board’s Role in Hiring and Nonrenewal – $250
Review the Board’s role related to hiring new employees and renewing, or not, existing employees. This will include an overview of relevant NC case law and discuss the major themes from those cases so you and your board can make hiring and renewal decisions consistent with applicable legal requirements and standards.
Click here to purchase for June 7-9

Legal: Student Search and Seizure: Fourth Amendment Limits on School Officials – $250
In recent months, many school systems have experienced a worrisome increase in the number of firearms found on school grounds and school buses. Under what circumstances may school officials search a student’s person, personal belongings, or vehicle to locate firearms or other weapons? When may school officials conduct locker searches or use metal detectors? To what extent are school officials allowed to search a student suspected of possessing illegal drugs or other contraband? This webinar will discuss the Fourth Amendment standards that apply when searches are required in order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.
Click here to purchase for June 15-17

Governance: Governing the System Through Board Policy – $250
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 here to purchase for June 15-17

Legal: Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair – $250
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 here to purchase for June 15-17

Finance: Budget, Expenditures, & Audits – $250
Explore the world of school board financial audits in this special partnership video with the North Carolina Association of School Business Officials. Participants will learn the key pieces for reviewing the district’s audit report and basic budget questions to ask as you monitor the district’s finances.
Click here to purchase for June 15-17

Legal: Federal Employment Law Primer for Board Members – $250
Learn about four significant federal laws that apply to school system employees. This webinar will provide board members with an overview of the leave provisions in the Family and Medical Leave Act and the compensation and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We will also review the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Click here to purchase for June 22-24

Legal: Public Records – $250
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 here to purchase for June 22-24

Finance: Pension Spiking and QEBA – $250
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 here to purchase for June 22-24

Legal: Students’ Religious Rights– $250                     
Does a student have a First Amendment right to pray at school? Can a student be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Do students have a right to organize extracurricular religious clubs? This webinar will answer these and other questions related to the extent of a student’s right to engage in religious speech and activity at school.
Click here to purchase for June 22-24

Legal: Ethics for Local Board Members (Whole-Board Version) – $500
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 here to purchase for June 28-30

 

Jun
20
Mon
Summer Leadership Conference @ Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm

The June Summer Leadership Conference registration opens April 25. The conference will be June 20-24 at the Courtyard by Marriott – Carolina Beach. Registration is capped at 90 participants per day.

Registration is $199 per day. The first three days of the conference will focus on leadership training topics that currently include student health, wellness, and effective board governance to name a few. The last two days will consist of policy topics affecting North Carolina education. Please register through your superintendent’s office

Hotel Reservations

Be sure to contact the hotel for participant reservations. NCSBA has a limited number of hotel rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at a conference rate of $235 plus tax per night. To take advantage of the conference rate, reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Friday, May 20. Any room reservations in the NCSBA block that are canceled after May 20 are returned to the hotel’s general room availability and are not eligible for the $235 conference rate. Therefore, please do not reserve more rooms than you need.

NC School Boards Association
Last Day to Book: Friday, May 20, 2022
Hotel special group rate: Courtyard Carolina Beach Oceanfront for $235 USD per night
Click the link below to make your reservation!

Book your group rate for NC School Boards Association

 

Contact Christina Davoile (cdavoile@ncsba.org) or JohLee Long (jlong@ncsba.org) with any questions.

Jul
18
Mon
Core Training @ NCSBA Office
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Jul 19 @ 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:

  • 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.

Draft agenda available here.

Hotel Suggestions

 

Aug
16
Tue
COSSBA Federal Advocacy Webinar @ Webinar
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
COSSBA Federal Advocacy Webinar @ Webinar

The Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA) of which PSBA is a member, is hosting an hour-long Federal Advocacy Webinar for school leaders on August 18 at noon. Experts at Bose Public Affairs will present on the proposed Title IX regulations and their impact on education in the U.S. Registration is complimentary for members, but limited. Visit COSSBA.org for registration details.

Sep
8
Thu
Urban Boards Alliance Symposium @ Omni Hotel on Centennial Park
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm

Registration is open for the Consortium of State School Boards Associations first Urban Boards Alliance Symposium. This meeting is perfect for those interested in learning about effective practices and strategies to address issues for students and schools in challenging environments. Registration is limited to the first 300 registrants, so sign up today!

Visit https://www.cossba.org/symposium/ for registration and hotel reservations.

Sep
20
Tue
Fall Regional Meetings
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 5:15 pm

NCSBA will hold its fall regional meetings September 20-22. These meetings are a redesign of the former district meetings and will be held each fall and spring of the year. Register for the meeting of your choice and enjoy the opportunity to fellowship and network with school board members in your region!

Locations

September 20: Eastern Region
Location TBA

September 21: Central Region
Location TBA

September 22: Western Region
Location TBA

Time

Meetings are anticipated to begin at 1:30 pm and end no later than 5:15 pm.

Agenda

Agendas are being finalized. Below is the expected timeframe.

Draft Agenda
1:00-1:30 pm        Registration
1:30-2:15 pm        General Session
2:30-3:15 pm        Session 1
3:20-4:05 pm        Session 2
4:10-4:55 pm        Session 3
5:00-5:15 pm        Closing Remarks

Regional Membership

Click here to see a list of school districts by region. Although school districts are divided by region, feel free to attend the meeting most convenient for you. Participating board members will receive 4 hours of training credit.

 

Oct
12
Wed
Fall Law Conference @ Renaissance Asheville
Oct 12 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm

This year’s Fall Law Conference will be October 12-14 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.

Nov
14
Mon
Annual Conference for Board Member Development @ Sheraton Greensboro
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – Nov 16 @ 11:00 am

Save the date and check back for conference details at www.ncsba.org/training/annual-conference.

Dec
8
Thu
Core Training @ NCSBA Office
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 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:

  • 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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