Webinar addresses ins and outs of transition to CSBA County Board Member Services

On May 8, CSBA and county board representatives hosted the webinar, “CSBA leadership and Transitional Working Group discuss essential role of county boards,” to provide an overview of the transition from the California County Boards of Education (CCBE) to CSBA County Board Member Services (CBMS), […]

CSBA webinar highlights the good, bad and ugly in collective bargaining

There are many new board members in the state who have never been through the process of negotiating labor contracts during tough economic times. Yet, even for seasoned trustees, new challenges related to the state’s massive budget deficit, declining enrollment and the end of one-time […]

Updates on the County Board Member Services Transitional Working Group

As CSBA President Albert Gonzalez noted in his recent letter to county trustees on behalf of the Board of Directors, CSBA is fully committed to county boards and to navigating the transition from California County Boards of Education (CCBE) to CSBA County Board Member Services so […]

LAO gives special budget presentation to CSBA Superintendent Council

A special presentation on the 2024–25 state budget from the Legislative Analyst’s Office highlighted the Feb. 15 meeting of CSBA’s Superintendents Council. The convening also featured analysis of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) updates and reporting requirements, revenue options to support increased […]

Calling all health care professionals: Get involved at the school board level

As local educational agencies continue to grapple with more issues linked to student health, it is critical that health professionals weigh in on the conversations school boards have as they shape and adopt policy, according to an Oct. 23 article published in JAMA Pediatrics. Co-author […]

Engaging families can reduce political polarization in schools

District partnerships with parents are key to solving heightened political polarization in schools, according to an Aug. 10 brief from The Brookings Institution. From lawsuits to violent incidents at school events and board meetings, national surveys of K–12 educators — including district leaders, principals and […]

CSBA announces new Student Board Member Training program

Student board members are integral to ensuring student voice is heard and included in decisions made by local governance teams that, ultimately, impact tomorrow’s leaders. But how can the youngest members of California school district and county office of education governance teams come to the […]