Members advocate for students at CSBA Legislative Action Day 2017

April 3, 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

The Legislative Action Day was quite a success, with nearly 200 board members from around the state (an increase of 33 members from last year) participating in 110 legislative meetings to discuss the issues of the day: the state budget and proposed Prop 98 manipulation, home-to-school transportation, employer pension contribution increases, the reserve cap, and teacher shortage issues.

School board members should continue to advocate on behalf of schools by setting up meetings with local legislators and extending invitations to them to visit schools and special programs. Your voice matters and SMCSBA can assist you by sharing best practices on how to communicate with our local legislators.

Mark Your Calendars!

Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s CSBA Legislative Action Day which will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All board members are invited to participate and advocate on behalf of the children in San Mateo County and all of California.

Board members Lynne Bowman, Cindy Hayes,, Nancy Hsieh, Elizabeth Bredall, Marc Friedman, and Alisa MacAvoy with State Sen. Jerry Hill who received special recognition for his work on behalf of public education in CA.


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