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2013 Year in Review

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January 2014       

2013 CSBA President Cindy Marks, center, at the luncheon that concluded AEC 2013 in San Diego last month, presents one of 58 Golden Bell Awards that were distributed in recognition of excellence in education and school board governance.

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State Board adopts LCFF rules that balance local decision-making, accountability and equity

21 January 2014 - After a marathon seven-hour public hearing Jan. 16, the State Board of Education unanimously approved emergency Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) spending regulations and a template for Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) that maintains the balance between local decision-making and accountability while maintaining commitment to equity sought by CSBA and other public school advocates.

Institute for New and First Term Board Members: Coming to a location near you

21 January 2014 - More than ever, K-12 governance teams can rely on CSBA for unparalleled learning and professional development opportunities.

Federal spending bill would restore many education appropriations

15 January 2014 - Federal education funding would approach pre-sequestration levels in a two-year federal appropriations bill that’s expected to pass both houses of Congress this week.

In California School News

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

AEC: Governance teams equipped for year ahead

An impressive 4,500 attendees gathered to empower themselves with the governance tools and leadership skills they’ll need to prepare for a momentous year ahead.

Draft LCFF regs, template released

A chorus of voices is urging local governance teams to make their voices heard before and at the January meeting of the State Board.

Vantage point: Good schools: A civil right and economic necessity

As board members we should be on the cutting edges of innovation and creativity, not settling for the traditional system because it is safe but pushing the envelope because it is right for the times.

‘Internally strong … externally stronger’

Governance issues framed CSBA’s Delegate Assembly in San Diego last month, from the influential role that school boards play in history and public affairs to the imprint they leave on the future through their stewardship of public education.

New CSBA officers and directors take office

Josephine “Jo” Lucey, a member of the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education in Region 20 since 2001, is CSBA’s new president.

State of the State looks back on 2013, ahead to 2014

The 2014-15 state budget debate will once again have a major impact on local school board agendas.

Schools gearing up for Common Core

AEC sessions devoted to Common Core covered the gamut of issues—from technology needs to professional development, special education to English learners.

Keynote speakers promote creativity

The General Sessions at the 2013 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show brought together all conference-goers to collectively experience inspiration and enlightenment on a large scale.

CSBA’s Forecast Webcast rescheduled for Jan. 22

The Forecast Webcast is an annual event that coincides with the release of the governor’s state budget proposal and features a panel discussion of California’s education and economic issues for the coming year.

2013 Year in Review

Highlights of the year's accomplishments.