Mar
30
Tue
Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair (Webinar)
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 11:59 pm

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.

Presented by: Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel
One-Hour Webinar

Apr
13
Tue
Show Me the Money (and the Texts, Emails, and Facebook Posts): The Reach of North Carolina’s Public Records Law (Webinar)
Apr 13 @ 7:00 am – 11:59 pm

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.

Presented by: Kathy Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney
One-Hour Webinar

May
1
Sat
Ethics for Local School Board Members (Individual Member Access) @ Online course
May 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
Ethics for Local School Board Members (Individual Member Access) @ Online course

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.

May
11
Tue
Student Discipline Law Basics (Webinar)
May 11 @ 7:00 am – 11:59 pm

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
One-Hour Webinar

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
2
Mon
Core Ethics – Required Training for School Board Members @ Recorded Video
Aug 2 @ 7:00 am – Aug 3 @ 12:00 am

Registration and details coming soon.

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

Sep
13
Mon
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

Oct
18
Mon
October Video Library @ Videos
Oct 18 – Oct 31 all-day

Our library of training videos for October 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 the desired date below the title/description to register. All videos are available October 18-20 and 25-27.

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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

Legal: Common Liability Issues for School Boards – $250
Learn about the liability issues facing school boards.
Click to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

NEW 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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

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 to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

Governance: Your Role as a Legislative Advocate – $250
Explore your advocacy role at the state level during this one-hour video.
Click to purchase October 18-20
Click to purchase October 25-27

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