Video Library

NCSBA’s Video Library subscription service is a cost-effective way for your board members to have access to relevant content 24/7. The subscription bundles all current and upcoming videos to be recorded this year for one price. Videos are available for viewing by board members and staff, and the subscription period begins August 1 and ends June 30.

The cost is $1,500 for the subscription period. All board members and staff can access the content by using the district’s login credentials. The service is limited to member boards of NCSBA.

To sign up, complete the form to the right. Invoices will be sent in August along with the district’s login information. Additional content will be added throughout the year.

Newly Added Videos

Parental Rights Under Federal Law

Kathy Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney for NCSBA, discusses the right of parents to direct the education of their children as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and other federal laws.

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Understanding Basic School Budget Finance
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.

Budget, Expenditures, & Audits
Explore the world of school board financial audits in this special partnership video with the North Carolina Association of School Business Officials. Participants will learn the key pieces for reviewing the district’s audit report and basic budget questions to ask as you monitor the district’s finances.

LEA & Charter School Funding
North Carolina public school funding is discussed during this one-hour video where you will understand the relationship between LEAs and charter schools.

Pension Spiking and QEBA
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.

What We Have is Failure to Communicate
Often communication issues within the board or between the board and superintendent are really not problems with communication, but rather an indication that there may be governance issues that need to be examined and strengthened. Explore how to analyze common communication challenges in order to identify the underlying governance issues and how to address these challenges to strengthen board governance team.

Your Role as a Legislative Advocate
Explore your advocacy role at the state level during this one-hour video.

Governing the System Through Board Policy
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.

Sixty Minutes on Minutes
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.

Common Liability Issues for School Boards
Learn about the liability issues facing school boards.

NC Open Meetings Law for School Board Members
Compliance with the Open Meetings Law provides for transparency and accountability and is vital to good school board governance. This webinar will provide an overview of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law as it applies to local school board members and official school board meetings. Topics will include types of meetings, notice requirements, open versus closed sessions, meeting minutes, public access and attendance, electronic and remote meetings, and other current and emerging issues related to legally compliant school board meetings.

Rubber Stamp or Gatekeeper? The Board’s Role in Hiring and Nonrenewal
Review the Board’s role related to hiring new employees and renewing, or not, existing employees. This will include an overview of relevant NC case law and discuss the major themes from those cases so you and your board can make hiring and renewal decisions consistent with applicable legal requirements and standards.

Student Search and Seizure: Fourth Amendment Limits on School Officials
In recent months, many school systems have experienced a worrisome increase in the number of firearms found on school grounds and school buses. Under what circumstances may school officials search a student’s person, personal belongings, or vehicle to locate firearms or other weapons? When may school officials conduct locker searches or use metal detectors? To what extent are school officials allowed to search a student suspected of possessing illegal drugs or other contraband? This webinar will discuss the Fourth Amendment standards that apply when searches are required in order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.

Understanding Your Legal Duties as Board Chair
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.

Federal Employment Law Primer for Board Members
Learn about four significant federal laws that apply to school system employees. This webinar will provide board members with an overview of the leave provisions in the Family and Medical Leave Act and the compensation and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We will also review the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Public Records
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.

Parental Rights Under Federal Law
Bills to give parents more control over their children’s education have been introduced in several states in recent years, including here in North Carolina.  Key to understanding the effect of these bills is knowing what rights parents already enjoy.  Join Kathy Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney for NCSBA, as she analyzes the existing rights of parents to direct the education of their children under the U.S. Constitution and federal laws.

August Core Training Lunch and Learn
At the July 2022 Core Training, we discussed our upcoming lunch and learn series. This series is designed to continue to provide new board members knowledge and insight on topics relevant to your work on your local school board. See the Back to School episode.

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