Legislative Advocacy Conference and Delegate Assembly

Dec. 2-4, 2016 | Sonesta Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island
The much anticipated SCSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference and Delegate Assembly sets the stage for all the legislative action that takes place from January through June each year in our state’s capitol. Learn what will likely be the General Assembly’s top education issues in 2017 from state political, policy and budgetary leaders and find out how your voice can make a difference!

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  • Board members will receive 15 points and 7 hours of credit for attendance and participation.
Legislative Preview webinar

October 26, 2016 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Online
An overview of the issues and talking points are provided during the webinar to prepare school boards and other public school advocates for meetings that may occur with local legislators in November or December before the legislative session begins.


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.