Superintendent searches: Abbeville and Lexington Two
The boards of Abbeville County and Lexington Two Schools have retained the South Carolina School Boards Association to assist in their searches for a new superintendents.
2DAC forum: Meet the State Superintendent of Education Candidates
SCSBA is adding a Meet the State Superintendent of Education Candidates forum as part of our upcoming Two Days At The Capitol – 2DAC – events on Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, May 14. Both forums will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Capital City Club where 2DAC is being held. We have invited all candidates to participate on both days. Candidates will be given about five minutes each to give a brief introduction and answer one question that will be emailed to them in advance. The question will be the same for every candidate.
2DAC is the only SCSBA statewide event taking place before the June primaries and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about all of the candidates. To learn more about 2DAC, visit our 2DAC page.
NSBA Southern Region Conference June 15-17
Registration is underway for this year’s NSBA Southern Region Conference set for June 15 – 17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, Ga. The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to host this year’s conference, which offers participants the chance to attend informative sessions and meet with colleagues from other southern region states.
This year’s conference features three keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions on a variety of education topics from funding to advocacy. The first general session features Michael Thurmond, Esq. who serves as the superintendent of DeKalb County Schools, which is the third largest school system in Georgia. He is also former commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor. Monday morning’s general session will feature General Stewart Rodeheaver (Ret.) who served as the commander of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 48th Brigade Combat Team. The third general session will feature Coach Bill Curry, a former professional football player and college coach, who will share stories of teamwork and diversity.
Registration for the regional conference is $350 for board members and $250 for spouses/guests and includes all conference materials, entrance to the general sessions, clinic sessions, breaks and meal functions. No refunds will be provided after June 4. Room rates start at $169 per night and vary according to room size and location. Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel at 912.238.1234 and referencing the NSBA Southern Region Conference.
The NSBA Southern Region consists of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
2014 Annual Convention Policy Services door prize winners
Congratulations to the two winners of the Policy Services door prizes drawing during the 2014 SCSBA Annual Convention. Clarendon School District Two Board Member Arthur Moyd and Kershaw County School District Board Member Ron Blackmon who won their choice of the following :
- One-year service for schoolboardnet (valued from $1,860 up to $2,360)
- Yearly policies online maintenance fee (valued from $1,950 up to $4,175) for a subscribing district
For more information on schoolboardnet and/or Policies Online, contact SCSBA Policy and Legal Services Director Tiffany Richardson.
2014 2DAC registration underway
As a leading voice for local public schools, the individual school board member’s visibility in front of our state lawmakers is important.
Annual Convention downloads
Handouts and presentations from the SCSBA 2014 Annual Convention are available for download in the Handouts section of our annual convention page.
2013 SCSBA Policy and Legislative Update
The SCSBA 2013 Policy and Legislative Update book is here! Download the annual publication that includes:
- highlights of significant education-related legislation, most of which was passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2013
- summaries of amended state regulations and other items of interest
- recommendations for changes to district policies
Find out more on our Policy Services page.
2013 School Law Conference downloads available now
Public schools must constantly respond to new and changing legal requirements and procedures. The SCSBA School Law Conference brings together board members, administrators and the attorneys who advise them and features valuable, up-to-date information on legal and regulatory issues impacting public schools.
Use the links here to download handouts from our August 24-25 School Law Conference.