Beyond the Basics
Beyond the Basics

October 13, 2016 | SCSBA Training Center, Columbia
SCSBA invites you to a new advanced level of training guaranteed to get those mental gears turning. Beyond the Basics is an intense, one-day seminar that will focus on a single trending education topic or issue – one that may be tough, even contentious. 

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Legislative Preview webinar

October 26, 2016 | 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.

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.