Jun
23
Tue
Aspiring Superintendents Program and Superintendent/Board Relationships
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Jack Hoke, executive director of the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA), will provide information on the NCSSA Aspiring Superintendents Program, which has 14 participants who have become superintendents. He will have a panel discussion with Tanya Turner, superintendent of Perquimans County Schools, Jeff Wallace, superintendent of Davie County Schools, and Dr. Otis Smallwood, superintendent of Bertie County Schools, regarding the program and the importance of positive superintendent/board relationships. Also, the Next Generation Superintendent Development Program and the NC District Leader Executive Coaching Program will be discussed.

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0.

Reopening NC Public Schools
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Representatives from the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the NC Office of the Governor will share information regarding the state’s guidelines for reopening NC public schools. Joining us will be Geoff Coltrane, the governor’s senior education advisor, Dr. Beverly Emory, NCDPI deputy superintendent of district support, and Dr. David Stegall, NCDPI deputy superintendent of innovation.

The guidelines are expected to be released soon. If you have a question you would like to ask the panel, please use this form. Questions must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, June 19.

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0

Jun
24
Wed
Preparing Your Students for the Future with STEM
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this session, participants will explore why they should be providing STEM teaching and learning to their students, how it combines content and skills with real-world problems, and how they can begin the transformation in their district.

Dr. Cindy Moss is a graduate of Rowan-Salisbury Schools and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar. She worked as a classroom teacher in high schools in Syracuse, New York, and with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). After teaching for 20 years, she became the PreK-12 director of STEM for CMS, holding that position for 10 years.

Dr. Moss holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in science from Syracuse University. She also holds a doctorate in science curriculum and instruction from the Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. Some of her many honors include the Milken National Educator Award and the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center’s STEM Administrator Award. Currently, Dr. Moss is vice president of global STEM for Discovery Education and travels the world meeting with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and school districts to help them create a vision to prepare their students for the future.

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0

Jun
25
Thu
Conducting School Board Meetings During a Pandemic: Remote Participation at Board Meetings and Other Legal Issues
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This session will include a discussion of the May 8, 2020, revisions to Policy 2302, Remote Participation at Board Meetings, and legal issues related to conducting legally compliant school board meetings when the board meeting is fully remote, including public access to the meeting, public comment, quorum, voting, quasi-judicial hearings, and closed session.

Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, NCSBA

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0.

Policy Update #1: Board Member and Employee Use of Technology and Personal Communication Devices and Teleworking
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This session will include discussion of three new policies that have been issued by NCSBA Legal/Policy attorneys in the past year.

  • Policy 2127, Board Member Technology Use, and Policy 3228/7323, Use of Personal Technology to Conduct School Business, address issues related to responsible, legally compliant use of personal and school system technology devices when conducting school system business.
  • Policy 7503, Teleworking, provides a basic policy for local school boards to use to authorize teleworking and to structure the circumstances in which school employees will be allowed to

Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel, NCSBA
McKenna Osborn, Staff Attorney, NCSBA

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0.

Jun
26
Fri
New Title IX Regulations: Required Board Policy Changes are Coming Soon!
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its long-awaited final regulations addressing sexual harassment and discrimination under Title IX at educational institutions that are recipients of federal funding. This session will provide an overview of the impact the new Title IX regulations will have on your school system. The session will also highlight some of the revisions that your board will be required to make to your Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying policy and other related policies, in order to have legally compliant policies in place by August 14, 2020, the effective date of the new regulations.

Kathy Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney, NCSBA

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0.

Policy Update #2: Communicable Diseases and Health- Related Concerns to Consider When Reopening Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The session will include a discussion of NCSBA’s March 31, 2020, revision of Policy 4230, Communicable Diseases – Students, which includes provisions addressing the school system’s duty to report communicable disease, to maintain the confidentiality of health information, and to provide notice of exposure to infectious agents under certain circumstances.

The session will also include a general discussion of some of the health-related legal and policy issues that your board will need to consider while planning for the reopening of school in the fall, such as compliance with federal, state, and local health protocols, addressing increased absenteeism among staff and students, and preventing stigma, harassment, and/or bullying due to perceived race, national origin, or recent travel.

Jim O’Rourke, Staff Attorney, NCSBA
Sam Thorp, Staff Attorney, NCSBA

Registration Information:

Your registration fee includes access to a recorded version of the webinar. Registration pricing is per person.

Training Platform:

NCSBA’s live webinars will be done through Zoom. Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. You can click here to download Zoom 5.0.

Jun
8
Tue
Spring Webinars – Replay June 8-9
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – Jun 9 @ 11:59 pm

Sign up today to access one or all of the recorded videos aired this spring. Videos are approximately one hour and cost $250 per school system. Access is available from 7 a.m. June 8th until 11:59 p.m. June 9th.

To register for each webinar, click the title of interest below and then click the green registration button.

  • Addressing Students’ Mental Health Needs
    This video will discuss how LEAs in North Carolina can address the mental health needs of students through compliance with the State Board of Education’s recently adopted SchoolBased Mental Health Initiative policy. 
  • NC Open Meetings Law
    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.
  • Student Law Discipline Basics
    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.
  • The Reach of North Carolina’s Public Records Law
    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. 
  • Title IX and Board Policy: An Orientation Guide
    After the Department of Education issued new regulations on Title IX sexual harassment in May 2020, school systems across the country were left scrambling to put policies and procedures in place to implement the new requirements. This webinar explains why NCSBA issued six new policies on discrimination, harassment, and bullying in July 2020 and what’s included in those new policies. Most importantly, the webinar will give you a working knowledge of the two new Title IX sexual harassment policies and what happens next after your school system receives a report or complaint of sexual harassment. 
  • Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair
    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.

For questions, please contact Chadae Lewis, membership services assistant, at clewis@ncsba.org or 919-747-6675.

Jun
22
Tue
Spring Webinars – Replay June 22-23
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – Jun 23 @ 11:59 pm

Sign up today to access one or all of the recorded videos aired this spring. Videos are approximately one hour and cost $250 per school system. Access is available from 7 a.m. June 22nd until 11:59 p.m. June 23rd.

To register for each webinar, click the title of interest below and then click the green registration button.

  • Addressing Students’ Mental Health Needs
    This video will discuss how LEAs in North Carolina can address the mental health needs of students through compliance with the State Board of Education’s recently adopted SchoolBased Mental Health Initiative policy.

  • NC Open Meetings Law
    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.
  • Student Law Discipline Basics
    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.
  • The Reach of North Carolina’s Public Records Law
    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.

  • Title IX and Board Policy: An Orientation Guide
    After the Department of Education issued new regulations on Title IX sexual harassment in May 2020, school systems across the country were left scrambling to put policies and procedures in place to implement the new requirements. This webinar explains why NCSBA issued six new policies on discrimination, harassment, and bullying in July 2020 and what’s included in those new policies. Most importantly, the webinar will give you a working knowledge of the two new Title IX sexual harassment policies and what happens next after your school system receives a report or complaint of sexual harassment. 
  • Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair
    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.

For questions, please contact Chadae Lewis, membership services assistant, at clewis@ncsba.org or 919-747-6675.

Aug
17
Tue
Back to School Videos
Aug 17 – Aug 20 all-day

NCSBA’s back-to-school legal webinars are designed to help school system staff prepare for the new year by providing the latest information on issues that affect them. Each webinar is just $250 per school system, making it affordable and convenient to support your staff with excellent professional development.

  • Student Discipline Law: An Overview of State Policy and Procedural Rights (replay from May 2021), available August 17 and 19
    This webinar will provide an overview of the constitutional and state law requirements related to student discipline, focusing exclusively on discipline for on-campus misconduct. Listeners will gain an understanding of short-term suspensions, long-term suspensions, 365-day suspensions, and expulsions, as well as the due process rights of students under North Carolina student discipline law. Video runtime is 55 minutes. Use the links below to register for the desired date.

    Student Discipline Law – August 17
    Student Discipline Law – August 19

  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media:  A Guide for School Employees, available August 18 and 20
    Using stories ripped from the headlines, this webinar highlights the potential pitfalls associated with communicating on social media and provides guidelines for employees to assess their own online behavior.  The target audience is primarily teachers and other instructional employees, but school administrators and board members also can benefit from this essential information. Video runtime is approximately one hour. Use the links below to register for the desired date.

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media – August 18
    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media – August 20

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