On March 13, 2018, CSBA members from across the state attended CSBA’s annual Legislative Action Day to meet with lawmakers and advocate for public schools. More than 200 school board members held 103 meetings with Senators and Assemblymembers in the Capitol to push for the Full and Fair Funding of California’s public schools, discuss the pension crisis, talk about school facilities funding and inform their legislators about CSBA’s sponsored bills. The day also included legislative briefings from CSBA’s governmental relations staff, ceremonies for two California Senators honored with CSBA’s Legislative Awards and the presence of CSBA staff outside the Capitol to share information with the public about the day’s advocacy message.
The day included a strong presence both inside and outside of the Capitol. Anyone walking up the North Lawn of the Capitol could learn about CSBA, school board members and the state of public education funding in California:
More than 200 school board members attended 103 meetings with their local Senators and Assemblymembers. Here are just a few of these meetings highlighted below:
I appreciated hearing from my former colleagues on the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees, Bonnie Castrey, Susan Henry and Michael Simons, about education issues facing us locally and throughout the state! #HBUHSD #Education #AD74 pic.twitter.com/wpqw6VcKhb
— Matthew Harper (@AsmHarper) March 13, 2018
— Assemblywoman Rubio (@AsmBlancaRubio) March 14, 2018
Great conversation with school board leaders from @CastaicUSD @HartDistrict @saugususd and the #SCV. Thank you for helping our kids grow up healthy, smart and ready for the world. pic.twitter.com/IwKJcvGYcY
— Henry Stern (@HenrySternCA) March 13, 2018
The day also included ceremonies for two California Senators honored with CSBA’s Legislative Awards.
— Senator Richard Roth (@GeneralRoth) March 14, 2018
Thank you Ca School Bd Assoc. for 2017 Special Recognition Award for my efforts to help school districts maintain adequate financial reserves. Pictured w/ Richard Severy, Moraga SD, Yolanda Peña-Mendrek, Liberty Union SD, Mike Walsh, CSBA President + Debora Vinson, Antioch USD pic.twitter.com/SvanqQ1qKe
— Steve Glazer (@Steve_Glazer) March 13, 2018
There were even a few student board members joining in the day’s advocacy efforts!
— JUHSD (@JUHSD1) March 13, 2018
Thank you to all who attended Legislative Action Day 2018. Here’s one of our favorite photos of the day:
— Tamara Otero (@oterotamara) March 13, 2018