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About CSBA

CSBA provides the broadest range of services of any other education organization. Our advocacy, information and support services are unparalleled. Membership in the association gives board members and administrators access to the resources that can help them fulfill their governance and leadership roles and help them ensure high levels of student achievement. The benefits of membership in CSBA far outweigh the annual cost of membership.

The support of all California school boards and county offices of education is critical to keeping all CSBA services available. Without your support, the CSBA voice on behalf of school governance would be silenced.

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Membership Highlights

CSBA recognizes that all school districts and county offices of education must justify line items in their budgets. However, we believe that the benefits associated with CSBA membership are even more important during difficult fiscal times like these.

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CSBA recognizes that all school districts and county offices of education must justify line items in their budgets. However, we believe that the benefits associated with CSBA membership are even more important during difficult fiscal times like these.

CSBA’s range of critical services includes but is not limited to:

  • Governmental Relations — Lobbying on all state budget issues and on other critical education issues at the state and federal levels, including school facilities, standards and assessment, accountability, special education, teacher quality, charter school accountability, career technical education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization and more.
  • Communications — “Schools: An investment we can’t afford to cut” campaign, sample resolutions, sample letters to the editor and op-eds, Web site, California School News (e-news and newsletter), California Schools magazine, weekly e-blast news
  • Policy Analysis and Research — Advisories and analysis on the Open Enrollment and Parent Empowerment Acts, cyberbullying, student health and wellness, charter schools, foster youth, preschool and more
  • Policy Services/Governance Technology Services — GAMUT™ Online, Manual Maintenance, AgendaOnline
  • Education Legal Alliance — School finance lawsuit, 8th grade Algebra requirement, Prop. 39 facilities regulations, statewide benefit charters, state mandate reimbursement and more
  • Leadership Development — Legislative Action Conference, Back-to-School Webcast, Annual Education Conference and Trade Show, Forecast Webcast, New and First-Term Board Member Institute, Brown Act Workshop, Board President’s Workshop, Masters in Governance, Governance Consulting Services, Professional Governance Standards and more
  • Financial and District Services — Cash Reserve (TRANs), Certificates of Participation, Government Purchasing Alliance, Medi- Cal claiming service, Special Education Review, School Accountability Report Cards, GASB 45 Solutions, Prop. 39 performance audits and more

CSBA provides the broadest range of advocacy, information and support services for districts and COEs of any other statewide organization. And we are the only organization representing the school board/governance perspective in improving and promoting public education.

Membership in CSBA gives board members and administrators access to the resources that help them fulfill their complex governance and leadership roles and ensure high levels of student achievement. The benefits far outweigh the annual cost of membership.

CSBA services that benefit all members are provided as part of the membership package. Other services, that meet specific needs and benefit specific members, are offered at an additional fee.