Criteria for a Strong Proposal

The conference planning committee is seeking proposals reflective of the current environment in which California’s schools operate. Proposals should provide relevant resources to advance the best interests of students and public education.

Workshops and table talks help board members, superintendents, and other district and county office personnel learn about successful programs and how they can be replicated in other parts of California. 

The following criteria will be equally weighed by the conference planning committee members as they read and evaluate each proposal:

  • Is the perspective of board members, the school governance team and its policy role clearly present?

  • Is the proposal well-planned, well-written and provides a clear and realistic picture of what the intended outcomes are?

  • Does the proposal contain an innovative and cutting-edge issue or is it a program that has achieved results for at least two (2) years, showcasing district and board expertise?

  • Does the proposal reflect the interests of new, mid-career or veteran education leaders from urban, suburban, small or rural districts, or county offices of education?

  • Is the proposal aligned with the conference strands?

  • Is the presenter experienced, knowledgeable, effective and engaging?

  • Can the program be replicated in a variety of school settings?

  • Does the proposal address why participants need to have the proposed information and suggest the tools and strategies they will take with them?

  • Does the proposal address the budget implications, cost savings, or value added?

  • Is the proposed topic timely, relevant and unique?
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