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.