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School board members are a diverse group united by a common goal: supporting students and improving their academic and social outcomes. CSBA's School Boards in Action campaign explores what called these school trustees to public service and examines how they are transforming schools for the benefit of students, staff and families.


Board Member Stories   

Learn how school trustees have led school districts and county offices of education through a time of crisis, using the disruption as an opportunity to re-examine, expand and enhance programs for students.

Abel Sanchez

Board Member | Santa Cruz County BOE


Alma Carina Castro

Board Member | Lynwood USD


Jackie Wong

Board Member | Washington USD


Kalimah Salahuddin

Board Member | Jefferson Union SD


Carrie Buck

Board Member | Placentia-Yorba Linda USD


Maggie Bove-LaMonica

Board Member | Hermosa Beach City USD


Maimona Afzal Berta

Board Member | Franklin-McKinley SD


Tom Adams

Board Member | Davis Joint USD

On the CSBA blog

Our School Boards in Action series takes an in-depth look at how our board members and districts are supporting students.



School Boards in Action 2021 Archive 

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On the radio

CSBA takes its message to the airwaves with our latest radio ad. The ad highlights who members are, what they do, and their mission to support California's more than 6 million k-12 students.

Click here to listen. 


On Video: Board Member Stories   

From expanded learning initiatives, to wellness centers, to mental health services, to food distribution, school trustees have stepped up to serve students and families in a time of crisis. CSBA is proud to showcase the hard work of our members through our year-long multimedia School Boards in Action campaign.

Richard Barrera

Board President, San Diego USD


Michelle Sierra-Sammons

Board Trustee, Auburn Union

Devon Conley

Board President, Mountain View Whisman SD


Betsy Lara

Board Trustee, Baldwin Park USD