County-Related Attendee Guide

County board members and superintendents will find many learning opportunities at the CSBA Annual Education Conference and Trade Show. CSBA, in partnership with the California County Boards of Education (CCBE), has worked hard to ensure a significant county focus for this year’s conference. The CCBE leadership teams have reviewed and designated the sessions below to be of particular importance to county attendees.

Thursday, November 30

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.


  • California's Accountability System: Implications for District Strategies and Practices
  • Closing the Achievement Gap with Technology: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
  • Critical Issues: Research from California State University Sacramento Fellows
  • Family Engagement: Keys to Unlocking the Achievement Gap
  • LCFF: Lessons Learned
  • Managing Your OPEB and Other Benefit Liabilities
  • Stand Up for Justice, Stand Together in Partnership: Communicating the Dashboard
  • Welcoming New Governance Team Members: Building a New Team

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.


  • Assuring Equity and Access Begins with Attendance
  • Federal Issues: Legislation, Changes and Governance
  • General Fund Savings Linked to Energy Costs
  • Lessons Learned: Charter Authorizers' Nightmares Pulled from Today's Headlines
  • Sex Trafficking: It's in Your Schools
  • The California School Dashboard

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.


  • Addressing Social-Emotional Needs of All Students
  • The Big Four For a Cause

Friday, December 1

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.


  • Advocacy 101: How to be an Effective Advocate
  • California's New Accountability Dashboard: Are Your Students in the Red?
  • Critical Legal Issues Facing Districts in 2018
  • Google's Vision in Education
  • New Ways to Work: Collaborations of Counties & CCEE to Address Equity and Build Capacity

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. 


  • Advocacy 102: Effective Advocacy and Successful Meetings
  • Board and Superintendent Relationships and Communication: A Panel Discussion
  • Charter Schools: What Every Board Member Should Know
  • CSBA Policy Updates
  • Increasing Foster, Probation and Homeless Youth Graduation Rates
  • LCAP/Dashboard: Curriculum and Materials for Boards
  • Leading for equity: Leveraging Emotionally Intelligent and Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Pension Costs: How we got here and where we are headed
  • Protecting Students Impacted by Immigration Status
  • Reporting Gifts and Other Sources of Income: Know What They Are and Report Them With Certainty
  • When Charter School Oversight Becomes Crisis Management: A Case Study in Accountability and School Choice

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. 


  • A Real Conversation About Equity
  • A Town Hall Meeting with the California Equity Leadership Alliance
  • Advocacy 103: The Power of Grassroots Advocacy
  • Brown Act: The Basics and Beyond
  • Immigration: When National News Lands in Your Neighborhood
  • Special Education Matters in Closed Session: What to Know and Questions to Ask
  • Start Smart: Prepare to Win Your Bond in 2018

Saturday, December 2

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.


  • Pure Politics: The Political Landscape and Schools
  • Transforming School Culture Through California MTSS

To view workshop descriptions, presenters, and other details, search for the session by name here.