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SMCSBA Responds to Strike Ahead of CSBA Conference

In response to member concerns surrounding the ongoing labor dispute between UNITE HERE Local 2 and Marriott, the SMCSBA Board of Directors approved the following letter be sent to CSBA President Mike Walsh requesting that all CSBA-sponsored events scheduled to be held at the Marriott Marquis be relocated or canceled (see PDF). ====== November 25, […]

2018 Kent Awards Recognize Innovative Programs in San Mateo County

To download a PDF of the press release, click here. REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 23, 2018 – The San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA) today announced the 2018 recipients of the J. Russell Kent Awards. SMCSBA represents the governing boards of the County’s 23 local school districts, the Community College District, and the […]

SMCSBA To Host County Superintendent Candidates Forum

As part of our continued efforts to increase advocacy for students and public schools, SMCBSA will host the two candidates for San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools for a candidates forum at its next general membership meeting. The forum will feature Nancy Magee and Dr. Gary Waddell, both of whom have filed to run in the June […]

New Member Q&A : Janet Lawson

Janet Lawson began her service on the Redwood 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? Being a lifelong Redwood City resident, I’ve always been aware of how collaborative the city is. Joining the school, I was really blown away […]

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 […]

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