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New Member Q&A: Daina Lujan

Daina Lujan began her service on the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees in February 2016. She currently serves as board vice president. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about schools or school board service since joining the board? I have served students and the field of education my entire professional career. Making positive differences […]

Message from Newly-Elected President Marc Friedman

I am honored to have been chosen to lead the SMCSBA for 2017-18. I am pleased that our nominating committee, under the leadership of Kalimah Salahuddin (Jefferson Union HSD) was able to put together an excellent board of directors to run the SMCSBA over the next year. This new Board includes many who have not […]

Nominating Committee Announces 2017-2018 Slate

The SMCSBA Nominating Committee, chaired by Board Secretary Kalimah Salahuddin (Jefferson Union HSD), has put forth the following slate of officers for 2017-2018. The proposed slate will stand for election at the J. Russell Kent Awards ceremony on May 22, 2017. According to SMCSBA bylaws, each member of a School District, Community College District, and County […]

Kent Award Winners 2017

The San Mateo County School Boards Association is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2017 J. Russell Kent Awards. To view full descriptions of the programs, please click here. School Site Programs Sandpiper Robotics Sandpiper School Belmont-Redwood Shores School District You Fair Burlingame Intermediate School Burlingame School District Coyote Society Pilarcitos High School Cabrillo Unified […]

New Member Q&A: Nancy Kohn Hsieh

Nancy Kohn Hsieh began her service on the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees in December 2015. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about schools or school board service since joining the board? I’ve learned about the value of board members being open to altering one’s positions during board deliberation. Going in prepared and with an […]

Members advocate for students at CSBA Legislative Action Day 2017

With 12 board members representing San Mateo County schools from 7 local districts, Region 5 was well-represented at the CSBA Legislative Action Day 2017. Our delegation visited with State Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Wiener, as well as Assemblymembers Marc Berman, Kevin Mullin, and Phil Ting. SMCSBA Members in Attendance Lynn Bowman, La Honda-Pescadero USD Elizabeth […]

New Member Q&A: Clayton Koo

Clayton Koo began his service on the Jefferson Elementary School District Board of Trustees in December 2015. He currently serves as board vice president. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about schools or school board service since joining the board? While I was not surprised by this at all, I am always impressed how much the Jefferson Elementary […]

SMCSBA 4th Annual Conference

Please join Educational Leaders, Community Leaders, Mental Health Professionals and Non-Profits for the very powerful day of learning.

Local educators visit San Quentin for perspective on supporting students

Looking forward from behind bars: Local educators visit San Quentin for perspective on supporting students. Local educators took a field trip to a place where they hope none of their students end up. Members of the San Mateo County School Boards Association traveled Thursday, Sept. 1, to San Quentin State Prison, where they received an […]

2016 Kent Award Winners

The San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA), representing 22 school districts, the San Mateo Community College District, and the San Mateo County Office of Education, presented the 2016 Kent Awards on May 23rd in a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. The awards are given to outstanding and innovative programs either […]

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