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November 2013       

A full house at the Sacramento Local Control Funding Formula: Governance First workshop gives its full attention to CSBA's LCFF experts as they review the role of local governance teams during LCFF implementation. See related story in this issue.

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New CSBA officers and directors take office

11 December 2013 - Josephine (“Jo”) Lucey, a member of the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education in Region 20 since 2001, took office as CSBA’s president.

State LCFF experts share advice, insights at AEC

10 December 2013 - The state’s new Local Control Funding Formula for K-12 schools commanded considerable attention at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show last week, with 10 workshops and sessions offering expert insight and advice on aspects of the new funding mechanism and speakers referring to it in other venues.

In California School News


November Easy links

Easy hyperlinks to information and resources from this month's California School News.

New toolkit tackles the nuts and bolts of LCFF

To help boards develop their LCAPs, CSBA has introduced an interactive, online toolkit on its website that boards can use to guide them through the process.

Get connected at AEC—online and in person

Your online conference planner, Engage AEC, can keep track of your schedule for you.

Vantage point: A whirlwind year for public education

As 2013 comes to a close, I want to personally thank you for your service, dedication and leadership.

College and career readiness up close and personal

Linked Learning is one of a number of related approaches to preparing students for college and workplace success.

Call for nominations for Delegate Assembly

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, is the deadline to submit nominations and candidate biographical sketch forms for prospective members and incumbent members of CSBA’s Delegate Assembly.

CSBA’s Forecast Webcast is Jan. 22

CSBA Executive Director Vernon M. Billy will moderate a panel discussion of education and economic issues.

STAR suspended; state drills down on Common Core

AB 484 mandates that all students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 take new Common Core State Standards-aligned tests in either English-language arts or math between March and June 2014.

CCSS implementation: Progress, but still more to do

More than 90 percent of school districts in a recent statewide survey on preparations for the Common Core State Standards have integrated the new standards into existing leadership structure.

CSBA ‘All In’ effort to help kids get health insurance

CSBA is among a number of “anchor partners” collaborating with the Children’s Partnership’s All In Campaign.

Under the Dome: CSBA-backed measures become law

The first year of the legislative session wrapped up on a generally upbeat note for CSBA’s Governance First legislative agenda.

Concerted effort, Action Alerts helped defeat AB 375

Nearly 400 responses to CSBA Action Alerts, supported by an innovative and strategic media campaign, helped carry the day against Assembly Bill 375.