New Board Member Guide

New board members and superintendents will find many learning opportunities at the CSBA Annual Education Conference and Trade Show. This year, we’re proud to once again offer programming of particular interest to new board members and superintendents.


Thursday, November 30

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • California's Accountability System: Implications for District Strategies and Practices
  • Family Engagement: Keys to Unlocking the Achievement Gap
  • LCFF: Lessons Learned
  • Welcoming New Governance Team Members: Building a New Team

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

  • Funding, Finance and Facilities: How To Ask Your Board Questions
  • The California School Dashboard
  • The Research-Based Pathway to Effective Governance

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

  • Funding Schools: Fiscal and Political Outlook
  • Oversight or Overstepping: Understanding Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Reporting Gifts and Other Sources of Income: Know What They Are and Report Them With Certainty
  • Superintendent Contract


Friday, December 1

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • Advocacy 101: How to be an Effective Advocate
  • Board Self Evaluation: A Tool to Create a Stronger, More Successful Governance Team
  • Charter Schools: Next Steps After the CSBA Charter Schools Task Force
  • Google’s Vision in Education

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

  • Board and Superintendent Relationships and Communication: A Panel Discussion

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

  • A Town Hall Meeting with the California Equity Leadership Alliance
  • Brown Act: The Basics and Beyond
  • Continuing the Conversation with Diane Ravitch
  • Critical Legal Issues Facing Districts in 2018
  • Put Away the Paper: Manage Board Meetings Electronically


Saturday, December 2

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • Missed the CSBA Roadshow in Your Region? Come Catch Up
  • Superintendent Evaluation: Focus, Alignment and Continuous Improvement


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