Annual Convention: New Board Orientation

Annual Convention: New Board Orientation
February 21, 2019 | 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 is closed. Please register onsite at the Hilton Head Marriott beginning at 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 21.

    Registration fee: $100, no charge for new board members, members only

    • New Board Orientation and Board Chair Workshop, onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. one February 21, 2019
    • Annual Convention, onsite registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on February 21, 2019 and 7:30 a.m. on February 22, 2019
  • Hilton Head Marriott
    One Hotel Circle
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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    The Hilton Head Marriott will not accept the reservation forms prior to 8:30 a.m. on December 5, 2018. Call-in reservations will not be accepted. The appropriate forms must be completed and emailed to the Hilton Head Marriott.

    • The hotel rate is $143 and the hotel cancellation deadline is January 23, 2019.

    Hotel Reservation Procedures and Forms 


    Complimentary breakfast for two: Attendees staying in the Hilton Head Marriott SCSBA’s contracted room block, will receive a complimentary full breakfast for two Friday – Sunday.

    Listed below is a hotel that we have contracted for overflow.

    The Beach House Holiday Inn, hotel rates $144 king, $174 two queens, group code SBA.

    • Online reservations The Beach House-Holiday Inn
    • Or call 1.855.433.0341
    • A non-refundable (1) night room and tax deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival, January 22.

    The two hotels listed below are located near the Hilton Head Marriott. We do not have a contract with these hotels. Please contact them directly.

    Sonesta Hotel
    Omni Hotel

    • 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
  • New Board Orientation: 5 points and 5 hours

  • 2019 New Board Orientation handouts
    2018 New Board Orientation handouts
    2017 New Board Orientation handouts
    2016 New Board Orientation handouts