Organized by Darcie Green, CLSBA Director and Santa Clara County Board Member:

Join education and neighborhood leaders for a community discussion on the Local Control Funding Formula and the impact of implementation on students and districts. Come learn about the nuts and bolts of LCFF and what we should be advocating for as a community in its implementation.

Local Control Funding Formula 101
Tuesday, October 29th
5:30pm - 8:00pm
James Lick High School Library
57 N. White Road, San Jose 95127

Register today! http://lcff101scc-efbevent.eventbrite.com

At the CLSBA Annual Membership Meeting at the 2013 Unity Conference, the following school board members were elected to the CLSBA Board of Directors:

Darcie Green, Santa Clara County Board of Education
Angela Fajardo, Lennox School District
David Vela, Montebello Unified School District
Rosie Torres, Oakland Unified School District
Rick Badillo, Morgan Hill Unified School District
The 2013 Unity Conference starts tomorrow evening!

We are gearing up and looking forward to all the great sessions, speakers, and networking between school board members, administrators, and community members.

Check out the program.

If you are a social media user, please like us on Facebook and follow us at twitter at @CLSBA and @CCBSBM. We will be tweeting conference updates from the @CLSBA account.

If you tweet, please use the hashtag #CLSBA.

See you tomorrow!

Below are the list of nominees for the CLSBA Board of Directors. The election will occur on Oct. 5th at the CLSBA General Membership Meeting.

Two-year Term (four vacancies):
  • Kristie Renee' Sepulveda-Burchit, Central School District, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Edwardo "Eddie" Valero, Cutler-Orosi JUSD, Tulare County
  • Jesse Ortiz, Yolo County Board of Trustees, Woodland, CA
  • Leticia Vizcarra, Calexico USD, Imperial County
  • Darcie Green, Santa Clara County Board of Trustees, San Jose, CA
  • Rene Aguilera, Roseville Union Joint High School District, Roseville, CA

One-year Term (one vacancy):
  • Dr. Jose Moreno, Anaheim City School District, Anaheim, CA


Learning First Alliance has a great article today about leadership styles and whether a leader is a "multiplier" or a "diminisher". Their focus is on principals, but leadership styles are just as important at the school board level. 

Do you strive to empower your district staff to fully utilize their collective brain-power and imagination? Read the article here.

One idea person, one genius, one intelligent person will not change a system; people in the system change it together, from within. Staff members want the opportunity to contribute to the success of their work environment and have the greatest influence on their students possible. If they are kept on the sidelines and intellectually underutilized, receive top down instructions and are at the brunt of centralized abrupt decisions, predictably they are more likely to disengage. The transition of leader to multiplier is not an instantaneous one, but the eventual effects are worth learning your multiplication table.
Missed the briefing on LCFF on June 3? You can watch the recording here.

The webinar included update s from Andrea Ball (CSBA Legislative Advocate), Martha Zaragoza-Diaz (Californians Together Legislative Advocate), and Liz Guillen (Public Advocate's Director of Legislative and Community Outreach).

Below are the powerpoint presentations by both CSBA & Californians Together.

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CLSBA is holding an online briefing of Local Control Funding Formula. As the deadline for a state budget approaches, join us to hear updates about LCFF from: 

Andrea Ball, CSBA Legislative Advocate 
Californians Together 
Public Advocates 

Please register for CLSBA Briefing on Local Control Funding Formula on Jun 3, 2013 4:00 PM PDT at: 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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We have opened the 2013 Unity Conference Call for Workshop Proposals.

Unity 2013 is scheduled for October 3-6, 2013 at the San Diego/Del Mar Hilton in Del Mar, CA. Workshops will be presented on Oct 4 & 5. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday April 12, 2013.

For more information about the criteria and to submit a proposal, please go here.

CLSBA is actively seeking to fill two vacant positions on our Board of Directors. Our bylaws require that directors be a currently elected school board member or community college trustee and also be a member of CLSBA in good standing. 
Board responsibilities include participating in monthly conference calls, attending a Spring Board Retreat in April, attending the annual Unity Conference, and attending the CSBA Annual Education Conference.

If interested, please complete the ONLINE FORM by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2013.

The board will be reviewing potential appointees on February 17th. For more information, please contact Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez at xilonin@gmail.com or 626-203-8731. 
We have launched a redesign of our website, including a brand new blog. With the new design, we will be able to update the website and post new items more easily. We hope that our new site will be a valuable resource for our membership.

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