Apr
29
Thu
2021 Spring Law Conference
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 12:20 pm

NCSBA’s 2021 Spring Law Conference will be held April 29-30 via Zoom. This virtual conference is designed for board members, school administrators, and board attorneys. Take a look at our agenda.

The conference is $99 per day. Board members and school administrators who attend the full conference will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit. Attorneys will receive 6 hours of CLE credit. Important note: the conference will not be recorded.

How to Register

Conference registration is through the Envise membership portal. Any board members interested in attending should connect with their board assistant in order to avoid duplicate registrations.

  1. Click the registration button above.
  2. Log in using your Envise membership portal credentials.
  3. In the navigation menu, click Events>Register.
  4. Under Select a Contact, choose the attendee.
  5. Under Select an Event, choose “2021 Spring Law Conference.” Day 1 and Day 2 will appear under Session. Check the day(s) the individual plans to attend. Click Add Registration to Cart.
  6. If registering multiple people, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each attendee.
  7. Choose your payment type and click Continue. It may take a few moments to process.
  8. Review your shopping cart and click Checkout. Complete any necessary payment information.

If you need assistance, please contact Debbie Shinbara at dshinbara@ncsba.org or 919-747-6698 or Chelsea Sutton at csutton@ncsba.org or 919-747-6713.

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.

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
14
Mon
Summer Leadership Seminars and Policy Conference @ Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm

The 2021 NCSBA Summer Leadership Seminars and Policy Conference is back in person! The dates are June 14-18 at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach. Take a look at our Policy Conference draft agenda. Details regarding daily programming for the Summer Leadership Seminars is forthcoming.

Your health and well-being are our number one priority. On May 14, Governor Cooper announced that the state will remove its indoor mask mandate for most large group events, effective immediately. Additionally, the state will lift all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements. In response to this announcement, NCSBA is pleased to expand the Summer Leadership/Policy Conference sessions to a maximum capacity of 90 attendees. With this in mind, the following protocols will be implemented for the daily seminars.

  • The room will be set in crescent rounds of six per table. Participants will not be socially distanced.
  • Unvaccinated participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Vaccinated individuals are encouraged but not required to wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the registration table.
  • If you start to feel sick or display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to attend any conference activities or come within six feet of others. Please remain in your hotel room and notify Angela Hunter, ahunter@ncsba.org, during the Summer Leadership Seminars or Nancy Black,  nblack@ncsba.org, during the Policy Conference.

Registration
Conference pre-registration is required. The cost per day is $199 and includes materials, continental breakfast, and mid-morning break. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotel
NCSBA has secured a limited block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at the rate of $229 per night plus tax. Reservations must be initiated through NCSBA if you would like to stay at the Courtyard Marriott. During the registration process, simply select the option for the day registration plus hotel stay.

Registered Participants
Any registered participant uncomfortable attending the meetings at full capacity may cancel conference registration for a full refund. Registration cancellations must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, by emailing Chadae Lewis at clewis@ncsba.org.

Individuals on the Waitlist
Members currently on the waitlist will be notified by email to determine if they still want to attend the conference as seats become available. Please note that currently there are more individuals on the waitlist than the room can accommodate.

Hotel Guidelines

Participants staying at the Courtyard Marriott receive one free parking space per guest room. Offsite participants or guest rooms that have more than one vehicle must park in public parking spaces. Note that fees apply for the public parking spaces.

The entire hotel, including balconies, is smoke free. Inquire at the front desk for the designated smoking areas. The hotel is not a pet-friendly property.

Additional resources 

For more information about this event, call us at 919-841-4040.

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

Oct
13
Wed
Fall Law Conference @ Renaissance Asheville
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

This year’s Fall Law Conference will be October 13-15 at the Renaissance Asheville hotel. Designed for board members, administrators, and board attorneys, this conference is a great opportunity to learn the latest on several significant education law issues.

Draft Agenda Available Here

Registration is $199 per day. Board members should contact their board assistant to register.

COVID Protocols

The City of Asheville has imposed an indoor mask mandate, and the hotel and NCSBA are obligated to comply with that mandate. Therefore, masks will be required inside the hotel lobbies, public restrooms, and in the conference room. We are not able to guarantee a socially distanced event; please consider that before making the decision whether to register.

This conference fills up fast, so register today! If you need assistance, please contact Debbie Shinbara at dshinbara@ncsba.org or 919-747-6698 or Chelsea Sutton at csutton@ncsba.org or 919-747-6713.

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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