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Is your superintendent meeting performance expectations?

15 Apr
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By Christopher Maricle, Policy and Programs Officer It’s that time of year, when boards and superintendents give some thought and energy into fulfilling one of the board’s most critical functions – the superintendent evaluation. It’s through this process that boards practice an important part of their oversight and accountability duties. CSBA’s Governance Consulting Services consultants often receive calls at this time of year from board members and superintendents asking for sample forms, processes and advice. It’s not uncommon for consultants...

Why is Board Member Action Day important?

12 Apr
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by Dennis Meyers, assistant executive director, Governmental Relations Board Member Action Day takes place on May 10. On this one day, board leaders from across the state will meet with their Assembly and Senate representatives in their local district offices to discuss key legislation and the value of Governance First, CSBA’s legislative agenda. This is your opportunity to convey the importance of local school governance and information that will help statewide lawmakers render policy decisions that support the interests of...

SBE: The API’s future prompts deep discussion of what is, and what can be

18 Mar
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By Teri Burns, Senior Director for Policy and Programs The two-day March State Board of Education meeting this week included a number of agendized action and information items, but the most interesting conversation came about unscripted, as part of what might have been a relatively simple information item on the progress of recommendations for changes to the Academic Performance Index (API). Keric Ashley, head of the California Department of Education Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division, shared updates from the Public...

csba.org: Connect and rely on CSBA’s new website

26 Feb
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As part of its corporate identity update project, CSBA just launched a new csba.org. The site features an updated and more intuitive navigation, a new design, a “My CSBA” section, this blog and more. CSBA Executive Director Vernon M. Billy offers this video preview of the new site. CSBA’s Communications and Information Technology team began the project in 2012 with the goal of modernizing and simplifying the website while developing a more intuitive way for users to find information. Months of...