Annual Convention: New Board Orientation
February 16, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott, Hilton Head Island
Newly elected or appointed school board members are faced with host of new responsibilities and expectations. From laws governing the public’s access to information to state and national education trends to local board dynamics, the learning the curve can be steep. This full-day learning opportunity provides new board members with the foundation they need to become strong leaders in their districts. Presentations cover a range of key topics, and participants have the chance to discuss issues with colleagues from around the state. The workshop takes place immediately prior to the SCSBA Annual Convention, so attendees have the opportunity to extend their professional development into the weekend.
South Carolina law mandates that all new board members attend an orientation training within one year after being elected or appointed. Participants in SCSBA New Board Orientation are in compliance with this requirement.
Online registration opens on December 8, 2016.
Conference registration fee: $100, no charge for new board members, members only
Conference cancellation deadline: Jan 30
To prevent duplicate registrations, invoicing and credit card charges, school board members must register through their board secretary.
Online registration opens on December 8, 2016. There is no cost for new board members; however all others must pay a $100 registration fee, which includes lunch. This event is open to SCSBA members only.
The online registration link is located on the Annual Convention page.
- Learn the basics of board roles and responsibilities
- Get an overview of the state ethics and campaign laws
- Get an overview of the state’s Freedom of Information law
Board members will receive 10 points and 5 hours of credit and a certificate of completion for attendance and participation.
2016 New Board Orientation handouts