CSBA is the nonprofit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards, and administrators from districts and county offices of education to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children. A membership-driven association, CSBA provides policy resources and training to members, and represents the statewide interests of public education through legal, political legislative, community and media advocacy.
CSBA is the only statewide education association providing governance team leaders with in-depth advocacy and policy analysis. Serving as a unified voice for school districts and county offices of education, we foster effective relationships with the Legislature, the governor’s office, constitutional officers, Congress, the White House, administrative agencies and educational organizations to bring you the latest news and facts so that you can render effective local policy decisions.
CSBA provides educational opportunities for board members and superintendents on critical issues. Through local, regional and statewide workshops and conferences, we provide board members and superintendents with opportunities to enhance their governance skills, expand their knowledge, exchange ideas and discuss important issues.
CSBA works to educate the public and media about the role of the board and the fundamental nature of public education in California and the nation. We build support for public education by combating misinformation with data and produce nationally recognized publications to keep members apprised of educational policy issues and trends.
Finally, CSBA offers members fee-based services, including comprehensive policy services, financial programs, legal services, executive search services and more.