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BASIC COURSE for NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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The Basic Course is an overview of the responsibilities of school board members. Topics include: roles of the board and superintendent, open meetings, board ethics, finance, school accountability, policy, and legal responsibilities.  

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. Superintendents are encouraged to attend the Basic Course with their new board members and upon completion are eligible to receive 10 hours SEMI Credit.

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.

Hotel Information: MSBA now has corporate relationships with Hampton Inn and Suites and Embassy Suites in Ridgeland. Reservations can be made at either hotel using the corporate code 0003245076.

Hampton Inn and Suites, 600 Steed Road, Ridgeland, MS offers a rate of $94.00 for a standard room and $104.00 for a suite when calling the front desk at 1-769-300-5556.  

Embassy Suites, 200 township Place, Ridgeland, MS offers a rate of $144.00 for a suite (breakfast, evening drinks in the lobby included) when calling their front desk at 1-601-607-7112.

 

 

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

 

 

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2021-2022 Basic Course Schedule
Friday, January 14 &
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
at the Mississippi School Boards Association
 
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
at the Mississippi School Boards Association
Office & Training Complex
 
*LIMITED 40 ATTENDEES
*Attendees must comply with MSBA COVID Protocols to attend.

 

 
Friday, March 25 &
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
at the Mississippi School Boards Association

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
at the Mississippi School Boards Association
Office & Training Complex
 
* Attendees must comply with MSBA COVID Protocols to attend.
 
 

 
Friday, June 10 &
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm 
at the Mississippi School Boards Association
 
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm 
at the Mississippi School Boards Association
Office & Training Complex
  
* Attendees must comply with MSBA COVID Protocols to attend.
 
 
  
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Office: 380 Zurich Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mail: PO Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: 601-924-2001   Fax:601-924-2002   Toll Free:888-367-6722