Purpose of the Policy Platform
CSBA’s Policy Platform provides a broad policy framework for implementing the association’s mission to set the agenda for the public schools and students of California. It guides the association in its policy and political leadership activities, as well as in its partnerships, research efforts, and working with the media and the public, including:
- Policy analysis of local, state and national education issues
- Governmental relations and legislative advocacy
- Coalitions with other education, local government and children’s organizations
- Building awareness and support for K-12 public education and local governance
Whenever CSBA’s leadership and staff take action on behalf of the school and county boards in the state, the Policy Platform serves as the foundation for these efforts.
Policy Platform Adoption
CSBA Bylaws require the Delegate Assembly to adopt the Policy Platform every two years based on recommendations by the Policy Platform committee. The organization uses the Policy Platform to give direction to the Board of Directors, Legislative Committee, and staff in all aspects of our work.