May
1
Sat
Core Training: Leadership @ Online Course
May 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 11:00 pm

Newly and reelected board members can strengthen their core with NCSBA’s Core Training course. Core training is 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 May 1 and participants will have 60 days to complete the training. The last day for purchase is June 30.

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.

Those completing all modules of the course will earn 12 hours of training.

Course Video Lessons

    • Welcome, Now You’re a Board Member
      Ed Dunlap, NCSBA Executive Director
      1 hour
    • The Board or the Superintendent? Quiz
      Ed Dunlap, NCSBA Executive Director
      1 hour
    • Common Liability Issues for School Districts
      Donna Lynch, NCSBA Litigation Counsel
      1 hour
    • Ethics for School Board Members
      Attorneys, NCSBA Legal/Policy department
      2 hours
    • Governing the School System Through Board Policy
      Janine Murphy, NCSBA Assistant Legal Counsel
      1 hour
    • Understanding Basic School Budget Issues
      Richard Bostic, NCSBA Assistant Director of Governmental Relations
      1 hour
    • Your Role as a Legislative Advocate for Public Education
      Leanne Winner, NCSBA Director of Governmental Relations
      1 hour
    • Board/Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities
      Ramona Powers, NCSBA Director of Board Development & Technology
      1 hour 

The next Core Training opportunity will be in July 2021 at the NCSBA office in Raleigh.

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.

Jul
19
Mon
Core Training: Leadership @ NCSBA Office - Ed Dunlap Jr. Building
Jul 19 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Core Training will be held on Monday, July 19. The training is a face-to-face session at the NCSBA Office in Raleigh that covers leadership, liability, advocacy, finance, and the required ethics training for school board members. In addition, participating attendees will receive access to digital content covering policy, open meetings, and public records. Please note that this training does not have a virtual component. Registration will open June 1 and will cost $250 per person.

Draft agenda is available here.

Hotel Suggestions

Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North
3621 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 872-7111

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.

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

Jan
10
Mon
Core Training @ NCSBA Office
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Core training is NCSBA’s foundational sessions for new and veteran board members. Formerly called School Board 101, Core training helps strengthen governance skills and solidify your boardsmanship foundation.

The one-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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