Welcome to the San Mateo County School Boards Association website. Our association of elected county school board members is committed to ongoing training and support for all our members, and we welcome your participation in our work. Each year, we hold three dinner meetings on topics that are relevant to public education and board member governance. We also hold an annual all-day conference with past themes including our most vulnerable students, race and equity, and mental health. Our conference this year will be on the critical topic of the teacher shortage. Our flagship event each year is the Kent Award Program in May that highlights best-practice programs from our school districts. We also hold a training for newly elected board members and offer mentoring.
For the past three years, our association has worked particularly hard on the issue of race and equity and how this plays out in the opportunity gap for our students. We’ve challenged ourselves to make this a top priority topic, and we’re committed to making progress as a group of elected leaders. We thank the board members who have joined us on this journey to continue to learn so that we can be sure all our students receive the best possible education.
Our newly designed website includes our past conference slides and other information that we think you will find useful as a board member. We hope that you will visit this site often as an ongoing resource for important information, community events and training materials.
Further, we hold monthly networking lunches on the first Friday of the month. We meet at B Street and Vine in San Mateo from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an enjoyable way to catch up with board member colleagues from around the county.
Thank you for visiting our website!
Carrie Du Bois
2016-2017 Board President