Jun
23
Tue
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.

Jul
20
Mon
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

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Sep
10
Thu
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.

Sep
17
Thu
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

Oct
7
Wed
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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