CSBA’s Delegate Assembly is a vital link in the association’s governance structure. Working with local districts, county offices, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state. There are two required Delegate Assembly meetings each year. In 2018, the first meeting will be held on May 19-20 in Sacramento and the second on November 28-29 in San Francisco, preceding CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade show.
Roles and responsibilities
The Delegate Assembly provides policy direction for the association, elects officers and directors, and ensures that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education. The Delegate Assembly consists of:
- More than 270 elected board members from CSBA's 21 geographic regions
- 34 members of the Board of Directors
- Past presidents of CSBA serving on local school boards
- The immediate past president of the California County Boards of Education
As described in Article III, Section 1, of CSBA's Bylaws, the Delegate Assembly has the following powers and duties:
- Adopt the policy platform every two years. The policy platform provides a broad framework for implementing the association’s vision, mission and strategic directions, and as such guides the association’s policy and political leadership activities
- Adopt policies and positions as needed to supplement the policy platform
- Provide testimony or input on critical issues during special hearings at Delegate Assembly meetings
- Elect the association’s officers and Board of Directors
- Serve on standing committees, councils, task forces, and focus groups
- Adopt the corporate bylaws
- Provide two-way communication with local board members
- Provide advocacy on behalf of children, public education, school boards and the Association
- Support and participate in the association’s activities and events.
Election to office
Delegates are elected by CSBA member boards in the region the delegate is elected to represent and serve a two-year term. Nominees for a delegate seat must be a school board member of a CSBA member board within that geographic region.
The 2018 deadline for ballots to be postmarked by the U.S.P.S. is Thursday, March 15. In the event of a tie, a run-off election will be held. Below are important dates related to the election and upcoming May 2018 Delegate Assembly:
- March 27 - Ballots will be counted
- April 1 - Election results to be posted on CSBA’s website
- By April 4 - Housing and registration opens
- May 19-20 - Delegate Assembly in Sacramento