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.

Core Training: Leadership @ Online Course
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 11:00 pm

This summer, Core training will be 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 July 20 and participants will have 30 days to complete the training.

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.

Registration Link – click here


Suggested Hotel:
Hampton Inn
 | 3621 Spring Forest Road
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Registration now open.

Fall District Meeting Event @ Virtual Event
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall District Meeting Event @ Virtual Event

Due to the pandemic, the September district meetings have been canceled and have shifted to a virtual event. The Fall District Event is a virtual session that will be held on Thursday, September 10, beginning at 3 p.m. Speakers include:

  • NCSBA President Brenda Stephens
  • NCSBA Executive Director Ed Dunlap
  • NC State Board of Education Chair Eric Davis
  • And more!

The event recording will be available for viewing until September 17. The registration cost is $15 per person and currently includes 2.0 hours of training credit.

The registration link will be available soon.

Ethics and Other Legal Duties and Responsibilities of NC School Board Members (Webinar)
Sep 17 @ 7:00 am – 11:45 pm

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.

Presenter: Allison Schafer, NCSBA Legal Counsel

Fall Law Conference @ Virtual Event
Oct 7 @ 8:45 am – Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm

Our 2020 Fall Law Conference is going virtual!

Plan to join us October 7-9 via Zoom for this year’s conference. During a school year unlike any other, this is the perfect time to learn about the many legal issues currently affecting public schools. Take a look at our agenda. This conference is designed for board members, administrators, and board attorneys.

Registration is $150 per day or $450 for the full conference. We will send Zoom information and materials to participants in a few weeks. Note: These sessions will not be recorded.

Any board members interested in attending this virtual conference should connect with their board assistant in order to avoid duplicate registrations.

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