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BASIC COURSE for NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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School board members are public officials and must abide by the Constitution, state and federal laws and regulations. The Basic Course is an overview of the key responsibilities of  school board members. 

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 Hyatt Place and Embassy Suites in Ridgeland, MS. 

Hyatt Place Jackson / Ridgeland, 1016 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS, offers a rate of $129.00 for a two queen bed room and $149.00 for a king bed room when calling the front desk at 1-601-898-8815.  

Embassy Suites, 200 Township Place, Ridgeland, MS, offers a rate of $157.00 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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Basic Course Schedule
Friday, January 12 &
Saturday, January 13, 2024
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
 

 
Friday, March 22 &
Saturday, March 23, 2024
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
  
 

 
Friday, June 21 &
Saturday, June 22, 2024
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
  
 
  
Sunday, March 03, 2024 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