Large and Urban School District Attendee Guide

This year, we’re proud to once again offer programming of particular interest to board members and superintendents from large and urban school districts.


Thursday, November 29

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Confronting the Opioid Epidemic with Student and Community Resources: Operation Prevention
  • Governance and Families: Engaging Through SEL & MTSS
  • Innovative and Data-Driven Approach to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers
  • Leading from the Front: Driving Improvement through Effective Superintendent Evaluation
  • Pure Politics: The Political Landscape for Schools

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Achievement in Motion: Addressing Achievement and Opportunity Gaps through Data, Reporting, and Community Engagement
  • Collaborative Process of Creating a Policy on Equity: From Think Tank to Formalized Board Approval
  • Cutting Through the Haze: How to Address the Growing Specter of Marijuana in the Workplace
  • Equity, Early College and Strategic K-14 Alliances
  • Student Assistance Program: Social, Emotional and Behavioral Gateways to Learning... and Life!

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

  • Addressing Disproportionality in Special Education
  • Board Members’ and Superintendents; Panel: Insights, Ideas and Strategies on the Use of the Local Control and Accountability Plan
  • Equity, Access and Opportunity: Governing for All Students
  • High School Sports Programs: Governance and the School Board Member
  • Meetings Gone Wild: An Audience Participation Workshop to Assist with Board Meeting Decorum
  • Show Us the Money! The Fiscal and Political Outlook for School Funding
  • What's Different about Differentiated Assistance? 


Friday, November 30

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Get Explicit About Implicit Bias: Using Compassionate Dialogue
  • Preventing Human Trafficking: New State Law and Curriculum
  • Team Kids: A Community Stakeholder Approach to Youth Empowerment
  • The Big Four for a Cause
  • The English Learner Roadmap: Defining the Board Role in English Learner Success
  • Voter Districts: The Link Between Strong Community Engagement and a Successful Process
  • West Covina Unified Foster and Homeless Youth Center
  • What Lies Ahead for Labor? The Impact of Janus v. AFSCME on California’s Public Schools

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • All Marketing is Local: Using a Community-Based Marketing Strategy to Drive Engagement
  • Building Capacity for Equitable, Scalable and Sustainable Computer Science
  • Contra Costa SBA: Safety in Our Schools
  • No Place for Math (Mis)Placement: What Boards Can Do to Ensure Math Success
  • Our Past, Present, and Future: World Languages
  • Setting High Expectations: The Path to Creating Opportunities and Hope after Community and Juvenile Court Schools
  • Show Me the State Bond Money: What's Next for the School Facilities Program
  • The California Teacher Shortage: Solutions and Opportunities
  • The CSBA Charter Schools Task Force Report
  • The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on California Schools

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

  • Creating a College Going Program through an English Language Learner Program
  • How Voices of LGBT Youth Can Help Improve Their School Experience
  • Leverage Chronic Absence Data for School Improvement
  • Love 4 Literacy: Creating Academically Equitable Communities
  • Protecting Students Impacted by Immigration Status
  • Role of COE, District School Boards and SELPAs in the Statewide System of Support
  • Turning State Mandates into Successful Outcomes: How Districts Leverage State Policy to Advance Student Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Welcoming with Open Arms: Incorporating New Members into a Strong Governance Team
  • Work Ready! Certification in Solano County 


Saturday, December 1

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Ending Sexual Harassment in Schools
  • Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Access to Opportunities in the Sciences, Math and Arts
  • Healthcare 101: Benefits For Your District – What You Need Know & Questions You Should Ask
  • Implementation of Prop 58: Supporting Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy
  • Masters in Governance: Toolbox for Mindful Governance
  • Planning for a Successful Dual Language Instruction Program
  • Schools and the Courts: Critical Legal Issues Facing Districts in 2019
  • Slavery in the Shadows: Understanding California's Human Trafficking Prevention Education Mandate
  • The ABC's of Inclusion: Success Stories for Creating Welcoming Schools


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