NCAIS strongly supports constant monitoring and adherence to COVID mitigation strategies published by NCDHHS and StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit.  We understand, however, that COVID protocol is a decision each school must make based on a number of factors, many unique to the school.  While there may be very compelling reasons to choose protocols different from those recommended by the state, schools considering a less stringent standard should consult with their legal counsel and liability insurance provider before proceeding.   

NEWS FLASH! - Registration is Open - Initial Cohorts Have Begun!

The Bottom Line: Creating Communities of Belonging 

NCAIS, in collaboration with Carney Sandoe & Associates and with the support of a generous E.E. Ford grant, has developed online course offerings to address racial equity in our schools entitled,The Bottom Line: Cultivating Communities of BelongingThe Bottom Line is a 6-session readiness module for heads, trustees, and senior leadership that will help schools determine readiness through the lens of mission.  Led by the Carney Sandoe Equity and Inclusion team of consultants, these sessions are pragmatic including real world examples and operational strategies.  NCAIS strongly recommends this first module as a next step for ALL NCAIS schools wishing to begin or continue work in this space.  Thanks to Lawrence Alexander and the Carney team for sharing their experience and expertise!  CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

The broader course, Creating Communities of Belonging,  targets various constituents in the independent school community - faculty, diversity practitioners, and school leadership.  Sessions feature close to 40 voices from across the race and equity spectrum including educators, practitioners, consultants, and student activists. Thanks to Keith Hinderlie for working with the NCAIS team to design these modules that will inform, engage, and transform understanding, conversations, and action in our schools.  Modules 2-4 will launch in August. CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

 NCAIS promotes educational excellence and empowers member schools to thrive in pursuit of their missions.



September 22, 2021 | A Virtual Event | 9:00am - noon 

The 2021-2022 NCAIS professional development calendar offers a blend of virtual events, in-person events, and asynchronous/recorded opportunities.  Please visit our full schedule of Professional Development opportunities.


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