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Annual convention – “Safety in our schools” 
February 21-24, 2019

Online registration is closed. Please register onsite at the Hilton Head Marriott beginning at 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 21.

Cherokee superintendent search

SCSBA is assisting the Cherokee County School District Board of Trustees in the search for their new superintendent. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a proven record of exceptional leadership and submit the following information no later than April 10, 2019:

  • a letter indicating interest in the position;
  • a completed application form, including the applicant’s statement section;
  • a current resume; and
  • three letters of reference written within the last six months.

Information must be submitted electronically to Judy LeGrand, SCSBA Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Superintendent Search Coordinator, at jlegrand@scsba.org. Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to meet all certification requirements prior to being interviewed.

Get on board!

Download SCSBA’s new guide to school board member roles and responsibilities here.


Advocacy resources

2DAC March 13 and April 10

SCSBA’s lobbying days bring local school board members and other public education advocates from across the state to the State House for face-to-face meetings with House and Senate lawmakers to advocate for a variety of key education issues including funding reform, flexibility and local control.

S.C. Career Opportunity and Access for All Act
What’s in it for school boards?

Education reform legislation filed in the House and Senate recently is making headlines. The 80-plus page bill, the South Carolina Opportunity and Access for All Act, is being touted as the largest legislative effort to overhaul education in 35 years. Most of the talk has centered on changes for teacher pay and the creation of another state-level education committee. But what changes may be in store for local school boards? Spend lunchtime with SCSBA legislative staff to review highlights of this legislation, specifically, the impact for school board members, including increased reporting requirements, new ethics rules, mandatory training and nepotism policies, school district takeovers, forced consolidations and more. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and interact with presenters during this informative webinar.

There is no fee for the webinar, but when you register online, you will receive an email with detailed instructions and system requirements for participating.

S.C. School Report Cards

New! Introducing the SCSBA Sharing Hub

The SCSBA Sharing Hub is a place for board members to share successful programs, initiatives and ideas. Click here to join the SCSBA Sharing Hub Facebook group. Once you “join the group,” you will be able to make posts, attach files and share photographs and videos that will help others understand the great programs happening in your district. The sharing hub is an idea that was developed by SCSBA President Wesley Hightower and SCSBA staff as a place for board members to collaborate, with the goal of expanding opportunities for all students. School Board members, school districts staff, Associates and Affiliates are encouraged to join.

Partner with us

SCSBA Associate Members and President’s Club Members allow SCSBA to expand services to school boards and provide invaluable statewide training and networking opportunities for the district leadership teams who work on behalf of South Carolina’s public school children.

Your membership demonstrates your support of public schools and those who serve them.

  • Download the Associate Membership brochure here.
  • Download the President’s Club flyer here.
  • For more information, please contact Gwen Hampton, Director of Leadership Development.