Student Board Member Program

Student board members play an integral role in your district. Give them an opportunity to expand their horizons and enhance their role on your governance team by attending CSBA’s student board member program. The $350 registration fee includes a customized program and all materials; registrations received after November 8 will be charged the late rate of $400. 
It all kicks off on Thursday, November 29 with an ice cream social. This is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow student board members and discuss the program, all while enjoying a delectable dessert. 
The student board member schedule is flexible to allow maximum interaction with other students and to attend regular conference activities and sessions beyond the student program. All events take place at Moscone West, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, November 29

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Suggested AEC Sessions:
Community Partnerships That Impact Student Learning: The "Inspire: Dreams" Program
Assume Positive Intent: Elements of a Framework

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Suggested AEC Sessions:
Achievement in Motion: Addressing Achievement and Opportunity Gaps through Data, Reporting, and Community Engagement
Increasing Teen Suicide Rates: What Boards and Superintendents Need to Know
Student Assistance Program: Social, Emotional and Behavioral Gateways to Learning... and Life!

1:30 – 3:15 p.m.
First General Session with Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg is the bestselling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. His newest book Smarter, Better, Faster: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (2016) is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Dedicated Trade Show Time and Prize Drawing
This is a great opportunity to meet with current and prospective vendors with products and services to meet your district’s needs.

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Welcome, Introductions and Ice Cream Social
Meet student leaders from around the state as we gather to share our vision of the student board representative role and purpose on your campus. As a team, we can create a conference game plan to maximize our time together in San Francisco to make our goal of raising student voice and participation a reality.

Friday, November 30

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Ice Breaker and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - Noon
Student Board Member Program

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Student Board Member Networking Lunch
The student board member luncheon will feature facilitated discussions to provide students with an opportunity to network and share with each other. Students will discuss their experiences as board members, and share ideas with each other that they can take back to their own districts.

1:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Second General Session with Ruha Benjamin
Ruha Benjamin is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press). She has studied the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine for over fifteen years and speaks widely on issues of innovation, equity, health, and justice in the U.S. and globally. Ruha is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the 2017 President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton.

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Student Board Member Program

Saturday, December 1

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Suggested AEC Sessions:
The Student Voice in Board Governance: A Call to Action
Creating a Communications Internship Program to Brand Your School District

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Third General Session


Important note: Housing is not included in the registration fee, and hotel reservations are to be made by the individual’s district through the CSBA Housing Bureau. Districts are responsible for their students while at the conference and must provide adequate supervision. CSBA cannot assume responsibility for students.