Working Together: Counties, School Boards, and Local Funding for Public Schools

This one-day course provides an overview of the governance and funding structures of public schools in North Carolina. It focuses particularly on the relationship between counties and local school administrative units. Through a series of lectures and interactive exercises, participants will learn about the legal roles and responsibilities of counties for schools and the school budgeting and expenditure processes. As a group, we will identify common issues and brainstorm ways to better address them. The course is appropriate for any county or school official or employee (including board members, managers, superintendents, budget officers and finance officers), as well as any member of the community, who wishes to learn more about school funding decisions and funding options at the local level.   


The course will be held online via Zoom. 


**Any elected officials who register and are then not re-elected on November 3, will be provided full refunds. They would also be welcome to transfer their registration and payment to someone else in their organization.**

CPE5.00 hrs
  • November 10
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before November 02, 2020 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after November 03, 2020, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at or 919.966.4414.




For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Charmain Cale

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government