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.

SCSBA offers National Connection

It’s time to sign up for National Connection, an exciting service brought to you in partnership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA). National Connection was created with school board members in mind! It’s a package of resources designed to give school trustees and superintendents the information, analysis, and tools needed to stay up-to-date on federal legislation and policy affecting local districts, to foster a culture of academic innovation, and to engage community members.

The NSBA brings together a team of experts on topics ranging from federal policy and effective governance to classroom technology and instruction. As a bonus, National Connection members also receive a 20 percent discount on registration for the NSBA Annual Conference. Learn more about specific National Connection content and services here. Annual membership in National Connection is based on student enrollment. For more information or to sign up, please contact Becky Bean.

Lunch and Learn Webinar:
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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.