Legislative Action


Held February 14, 2018 - Garden Grove 
Submitted by Phil Alfano, VP of legislative Action - Region 7 

 Friends of Education Award

The committee recommended Karen Staph-Walters and Assemblyman Mike McGuire for the 2018 Friend of Education Award.  A list of past recipients and nomination for both candidates are included in the attachment provided.

 Legislative Action Day - April 15th and 16th (Sacramento)

Non-member invitation update: Marla Conteh, Principal of Bret Harte Elementary School in Modesto, has accepted the Member services invitation to participate in Legislative Action Day.

 I am in the process of contacting our legislators to schedule and confirm appointments for April 16th

 Logistics and Hotel Reservations

Please remind charter representatives wishing to participate in Leg Action Day to register through the Cvent Registration link and confirm whether or not they will need a room and if they want their own room or will share.  Detailed instructions are included in the attached “Checklist for Legislative Committee Members.”


A draft agenda for Legislative Action Day is also included in the attachments.

 Policy Topics

Topics are currently being refined and should be available to participants in about two weeks.


The endorsement of Marshall Tuck for Superintendent of Public Instruction was discussed in great detail. ACSA staff acknowledge that the decision to endorse Tuck was met with concern by some ACSA members, but also noted that 10 of 12 regions present to endorse.  ACSA believes that Tuck is better prepared and more knowledgeable on the issues than other candidates.  Staff encouraged members to read Tuck’s very thorough responses to the ACSA questionnaire.  This is available on the ACSA website.


Local Interviews/Endorsements

ACSA is focusing its campaign efforts on specific targeted races and has asked Regions to set up interviews for candidates in these races.  For Region 7, the only targeted race is Senate District 8.  District 8 has no incumbent as Republican Tom Berryhill is termed out.  So far, only one candidate (Tom Pratt) has returned a questionnaire.