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Governance and Policy ResourcesResearch, guidance and services for effective school board governance

CSBA develops, communicates and advocates the perspective of California school districts, county offices of education and regional occupational programs on critical education issue areas. Our research and work is focused around four pillar areas:

Student Achievement. School boards and districts must provide al students high quality teaching and learning driven by curricula for post-high school success; research-based instruction; timely assessments that accurately measure student performance, and strong professional teacher development.  

Conditions of Children. Boards realize that proper nutrition, physical and mental health; support for learning; safe school environments, and access to community resources help students reach their maximum educational potential, and boards must establish policies and practices to overcome the barriers that students face.

Fair Funding. Public school funding in the state of California must be sufficient for high quality teaching and learning for all students in every school. The funding of programs and facilities must be guaranteed, stable and equitable.

Effective Governance. California schools are public institutions that belong to the communities they serve. Local boards must have authority and flexibility consistent with their responsibilities to ensure student achievement for all students and the long-term fiscal stability of the schools.

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