Last Friday current school board members and interested individuals gathered in Raleigh for a day of professional training. Attendees heard from Lindalyn Kakadelis, former member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board, on the roles and responsibilities of school board members. Doug Punger, General Counsel with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools led a session on employment law. In the afternoon, Phil Price of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction talked about school finance issues, while Phil Strach of Ogletree Deakins closed out the day with a discussion of parliamentary procedure. Feedback for Civitas’ first school board member training was encouraging. So, stay tuned for information on upcoming sessions.