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.
Registration is $199 per day. Board members should contact their board assistant to register.
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.
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.
Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North
3621 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
Does a student have a First Amendment right to pray at school? Can a student be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Do students have a right to organize extracurricular religious clubs? This webinar will answer these and other questions related to the extent of a student’s right to engage in religious speech and activity at school.
Presenter: Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel
Runtime: 1 hour
The registrant will receive email instructions for accessing the webinar and accompanying handouts. Please share this information with anyone in your school system who may benefit from the training. Participants will have unlimited access to the webinar between 7 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on January 27.
What is the difference between “full and accurate” minutes required for regular meetings and closed sessions, and the “general account” required for closed sessions? What should be included in each? What other statutory requirements pertain to minutes? When are minutes “official” and when do they become public records? Get the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive review of the legal requirements related to minutes.
Presenter: Kathy Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney
Runtime: 1 hour
The registrant will receive email instructions for accessing the webinar and accompanying handouts. Please share this information with anyone in your school system who may benefit from the training. Participants will have unlimited access to the webinar between 7 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on February 24.
The Spring Law Conference will be a virtual event held on March 3-4 via Zoom. Sessions are designed for board members, school administrators, and board attorneys, and will cover topics including school board meeting disruptions, managing school board issues in a digital world, and curriculum and book challenges.
The conference is $99 per day. Board members and school administrators who attend the full conference will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit. We will apply for attorneys attending the entire conference to receive 6 hours of CLE credit. Important note: this conference will not be recorded.
Board members should contact their board assistant to register.