Registration is open for our Board Officers Academy to be held on Wednesday, March 6 in Raleigh. This session is perfect for board chairs and vice chairs; however, any board member or staff interested may attend the session.
Click here for a draft version of the agenda.
Cost $179 per person
Suggested Hotel: Hampton Inn Raleigh – Capital Blvd North, 3621 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh 27616, 919.872.7111.
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. Take a look at our draft agenda.
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.
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
Each day will focus on a different aspect of school board governance. Registration is $179 per day and you register for the session(s) of interest to you.
If you require hotel reservations at the Courtyard Marriott, that information must be submitted to NCSBA at the time of registration. NCSBA has secured a limited block of rooms at the rate of $219 per night plus tax. The last day to request a hotel reservation is May 19, 2019.
Please register through your superintendent’s office.
Each day will follow the same agenda below:
7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m. Session begins
9:15 a.m. Session break
9:30 a.m. Session continues
11:00 a.m. Session break
11:30 a.m. Session continues
1:00 p.m. Session ends
More information coming.
Many of NCSBA’s spring webinars focused on school safety. Sign up today to access one or all of the recorded videos during this week-long special access price! The ethics and conflicts of interest video fulfills board members’ legal obligation to have two hours of ethics training within 12 months of being elected, appointed, reelected, or reappointed to the school board.
To register for each webinar, click the title of interest below and then click the green registration button.
- Everyone Knew He Was a Troubled Kid: Limits on the Release of Student Information to Law Enforcement and Other Third Parties
- Visitors on Campus: Community Use of Facilities and Outsider Access to Students
- Ethics and Other Legal Duties and Responsibilities of NC School Board Members
- Guns in Schools: A Review of Law and Policy
- School Violence Prevention: Establishing an Effective Student Threat Assessment Process
All webinars will last approximately one hour except for the ethics webinar, which is two hours. Each one-hour webinar is $195 per school system, and board member training credit is $10 per person. The two-hour ethics webinar is $390 per school system, and board member credit is $20 per person.
After completing the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to set up a user ID and password. Please share this login information with every school in your district. Each webinar will be available from 7 a.m. June 24th to 11 p.m. June 30th.
For questions, please contact Chadae Lewis, membership services assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-747-6675.
If you’re looking for affordable staff development opportunities for your administrators and teachers, NCSBA has the solution. We will offer five webinars in August to help keep your staff at the top of their game. Click the links below to register for each webinar.
Monday, August 19 – Suspension? Placement at an Alternative School? Expulsion? An Overview of the Law on Student Discipline
This webinar will address the U.S. constitutional provisions and the North Carolina laws that determine when students may be subject to removal from school for disciplinary reasons. The webinar will also include a discussion of the amount of due process a student is entitled to receive before various disciplinary penalties are imposed.
Tuesday, August 20 – Religion in the Schools: Curriculum, Holiday Celebrations, and Students’ Right to the Free Exercise of Religion
At times school systems are sued when parents or others object to classroom assignments or school programs that address religious topics or ideas. This webinar will examine court cases that illustrate the types of situations that have stirred controversy in the past. It will also provide general guidance as to what is generally acceptable, what is not, and when to seek guidance from legal counsel.
Wednesday, August 21 – Bullying and Sexual Harassment of Students: The Classroom Teacher’s Role in Prevention and Response
Classroom teachers play a pivotal role in preventing and responding to bullying and sexual harassment of students. Often overlooked is the teacher’s role in preventing sexual misconduct between employees and students. After a brief refresher on student-on-student bullying and sexual harassment, this webinar will focus on the teacher’s role in protecting students from sexual misconduct by adults in the school environment, including the warning signs of boundary invasions and other grooming behaviors that may progress to sexual misconduct.
Thursday, August 22 – Teachers’ Legal Duties and Responsibilities on School Trips
In this presentation we will take a look at legal and practical considerations for teachers before and during field trips. Good planning, communication, and knowing your duties and responsibilities will go a long way towards making your adventures in learning with students a success.
Friday, August 23 – Child Abuse and Neglect: Reports and Investigations
This presentation will discuss mandatory reporting requirements for school system employees regarding abuse, neglect, dependency, and maltreatment of children. Also, this presentation will explain two relatively recent changes to North Carolina law — specifically, the expanded definition of child abuse and neglect to include child trafficking and new reporting requirements for child maltreatment in licensed child care facilities.
Each webinar is $250 per school system, and board member training credit is $10 per person.