The Delegate Assembly elects Directors to serve a 2 year term beginning immediately upon the close of the Annual Education Conference and Trade Show on December 2.
- In Even-Numbered Years, Regional Directors from even number regions as well as the Directors-at-Large, Asian Pacific Islander and Hispanic are elected.
- In Odd Numbered Years, Regional Directors from odd numbered regions as well as the Directors-at-Large, African American, American Indian and County are elected.
Nominations for Regional Directors from CSBA odd-numbered regions (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21 and 23) are now being accepted until Friday, September 29. The nominations for Regional Director must be made by a Delegate from the respective region and submitted in writing to the CSBA President. The nomination form should be submitted by email to President Susan Henry at email@example.com and Leanne Gosselin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each nominating Delegate must first certify that the nominee has given their consent to be nominated. The nominee must submit a signed and dated candidate form and an optional one-page, single sided résumé, no later than Friday, October 6. These documents will be published in the Delegate Assembly agenda exactly as submitted. Please submit candidate forms to Leanne Gosselin at email@example.com; or, by mailing to her attention at CSBA headquarters, 3251 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691.
Delegates within a region usually prefer to come to agreement regarding a nominee for Regional Director rather than submitting more than one candidate to the full Delegate Assembly for consideration. However, if there is more than one nominee, a regional caucus meeting is held to recommend one nominee to the full body. At that meeting, each candidate is allotted the same amount of time to speak and answer questions and an election by written ballot is held. If there are two or more candidates for Regional Director following the regional caucus meeting, candidates are allowed three minutes to address the Delegates during the Candidates Forum.
Nominations for CSBA Directors-at-Large, African American, American Indian and County are now being accepted until Friday, September 29. The nomination form and all information related to the election process are found below. The nominations for Directors-at-Large must be made by any CSBA member board and the nominee must be a board member from a CSBA member district or county office of education and submitted in writing to the CSBA President. Please note: Only a CSBA member County Board of Education may submit nominations for the Director-at-Large, County seat. Nominating boards must secure permission from the board member prior to nominating him or her. Please submit the completed, signed, and dated nomination form by one of the following two options: 1) Email: President Susan Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org; OR, 2) U.S. Postal Service postmarked by 9/29/17: ATTN: President, California School Boards Association, 3251 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691.
The nominee must submit two letters of recommendation, along with their completed candidate form and an optional one page, single-sided résumé to CSBA, no later than Friday, October 6. These documents will be published in the Delegate Assembly agenda exactly as submitted. Please submit letters and candidate forms by one of the following two options: 1) Email: email@example.com; OR 2) U.S. Postal Service postmarked by 10/6/17: ATTN: President, California School Boards Association, 3251 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691.
Directors-at-Large are elected by electronic ballot by majority vote of the Delegate Assembly members present and voting. Candidate speeches are scheduled for the first day of the Delegate Assembly meeting. Candidates are notified of the time frame and requirements for submitting campaign literature and each candidate is allowed three minutes to speak. Only the candidate may speak and there are no seconding speeches. If no candidate receives a majority vote, a second ballot is required between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes. The candidate receiving the majority of votes is elected.