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BASIC COURSE for NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Our Trainers
Sandi Halliwell
Presenter Sandi Halliwell discusses finances at the Basic Course.
Presenter Sandi Halliwell discusses finances at the Basic Course.
Dr. Mike Waldrop
Dr. Mike Waldrop, MSBA, discusses the role of boards and superintendents in establishing the mission and vision for the district.
Dr. Mike Waldrop, MSBA, discusses the role of boards and superintendents in establishing the mission and vision for the district.
MSBA's Denotris Jackson
MSBA's Denotris Jackson
MSBA's Denotris Jackson
Paula Vanderford
Paula Vanderford, MDE: Discussing the state accreditation and accountability systems.
Paula Vanderford, MDE: Discussing the state accreditation and accountability systems.
Dr. Harold Fisher
Dr. Fisher, MSBA Consultant: Discussing board ethics.
Dr. Fisher, MSBA Consultant: Discussing board ethics.
Jim Keith
Jim Keith, Adams & Reese: Discusses school law.
Jim Keith, Adams & Reese: Discusses school law.

The Basic Course is for all new school board members and it is fast overview of the responsibilities of school board members. Topics include: setting agendas, executive sessions, ethics, roles and responsibilities, community engagement, and more.

Why new school board members must take the 12-Hour Basic Course: As required by MS Code Section 37-7-306, new school board members must complete the Basic Course within six months of their election / appointment to the school board. Failure to do so could result in removal from office.

To receive credit, new board members must attend both days of this two-day course. The two-day course schedule generally begins on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and continues Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the Basic Course for new board members, but board members must pre-register. However, districts will be responsible for their meals and lodging. 

 To receive credit for attendance, board members must be
on-time and attend all parts of the course.

Hotel Accommodations may be made with Eagle Ridge Conference Center.
Phone: 601.857.7100

 

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2016-17 Basic Course Schedule

Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
at
Raymond/Eagle Ridge Conference Center

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
at
Raymond/Eagle Ridge Conference Center

 


Friday, March 17 &
Saturday, March 18
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
at
Raymond/Eagle Ridge Conference Center

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
at
Raymond/Eagle Ridge Conference Center


Friday, June 9 &
Saturday, June 10
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
at
Raymond/Eagle Ridge Conference Center

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
at
Raymond/Eagle Ridge Conference Center

 
  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
489 Springridge Rd., P.O.Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: 601-924-2001   Fax:601-924-2003   Toll Free:888-367-6722