School Law Conference

August 27-28, 2016 | Charleston Marriott
An essential part of school board service is understanding how state and federal laws affect public education. From legal procedures and regulations to new legislation aimed at boosting student achievement, school-related law is constantly changing – and it is important for school board leaders to have the latest insights and information. The SCSBA School Law Conference presents a slate of legal experts and policymakers who provide up-to-date analysis and guide board members through the often complicated terrain of school policy and law.

SCSBIT offers Risky Business Seminar

Oct. 19-21, 2016 | The Marriott at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC
The South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust’s (SCSBIT) annual Risky Business Seminar (open to SCSBIT member districts only) features a dynamic slate of speakers and risk control presentations. You’ll take home inspiring insights on leadership, learn from experts about trends related to managing risk and gain insider perspectives on innovative programs school districts can put in place to promote the well-being of staff and students, while reducing the frequency and cost of claims. The seminar is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues from around the state. We hope you’ll join us!

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • ESSA webinar (YouTube): overview of the new law and what it will mean for SC schools
  • ESSA PowerPoint (PDF): Dr. Sheila Quinn, Deputy Superintendent, SCDE
  • ESSA PowerPoint (PDF): Kathleen Branch & Deborah Rigsby, NSBA

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) officially became the main federal law supporting K12 public education in the United States. Previously known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the law was supposed to have been reauthorized in 2007. ESSA reaffirms the importance of local governance, protects federal investments for Title I for disadvantaged students, and prevents the diversion of public tax dollars for private use.