School personnel are under increasing pressure to proactively share information about students with law enforcement officials, mental health providers, and others in the hope of preventing the next school shooting or similar tragedy. This webinar examines the limits FERPA places on the release of student information to law enforcement and other third parties and provides general guidance as to what information can be shared, with whom, and under what circumstances.
Presenter: Kathy Boyd, NCSBA Senior Staff Attorney
This webinar will include discussion of the federal and state laws that local school boards should consider when developing board policies related to: (1) allowing visitors access to students and school buildings during the school day, (2) circumstances when school officials are permitted to ban individuals from school grounds and activities, and (3) school facility rental.
Presenter: Janine Murphy, NCSBA Assistant Legal Counsel
NCSBA is holding its first ever Equity NC event for public school leaders. The day and a half conference will feature timely, thought-provoking training and conversation about closing the gaps for all students. A draft agenda is available here.
Life of Privilege Video from Annual Conference
Early bird registration fee of $250 is available until on Dec. 31, 2018. On Jan. 1, the regular registration fee is $325.
Refunds, Cancellations, and Substitutions
The deadline for cancellations is February 14. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to email@example.com by that date and will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received after February 14 and no shows will not be refunded as NCSBA performs duties and incurs expenses in anticipation of your participation. Substitutions of individuals may be made at any time.
All activities will be at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. To make your reservation and receive the NCSBA discount rate, use the link below.
The last day to book a reservation is 1/30/19.
Interested in learning about school employment law?
The 2019 NCSBA Spring Law Conference will be held March 7 and 8 at the NCSBA office in Raleigh and will focus exclusively on employment law issues, including:
- the school board’s role in personnel decisions
- establishing fair employment practices
- criminal background checks
- drug testing of job applicants and employees
- sexual harassment in the #MeToo era
- employee suspension and dismissal
- conducting hearings in employee dismissal cases and more!
The conference is designed for both school board members and school administrators involved in human resources at the local level. It will provide 10 hours of continuing education credit for board members and administrators and 10 hours of CLE credit for attorneys.
Save the date, and stay tuned for registration information!
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
This webinar will present an overview of the federal and state laws regulating guns in schools and on school property, including the Gun-Free School Zones Act, the Gun-Free Schools Act, and applicable North Carolina criminal law and its limited exceptions. This webinar will also discuss the student disciplinary consequences mandated under federal and state law for violations, as well as the corresponding reporting requirements for these offences.
Presenter: Jim O’Rourke, NCSBA Staff Attorney
Threat assessment is a proven method of early intervention that can help prevent acts of violence in school environments. This presentation will discuss evidence-based and/or evidence-informed methods for establishing an effective student threat assessment process.
Presenter: Sam Thorp, NCSBA Staff Attorney