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ACSA State Board Report-Spring 2019

Legislative Action Day
LAD will be held April 7-8th in Sacramento. The legislative staff will provide talking points and look forward to a large presence of administrators advocating for California’s students.

Governmental Relations
Governor’s Charter School Task Force will be making recommendations on reforms to current charter laws. Edgar Zazueta will be serving on this task force facilitated by Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond.

Mental Health Task Force is moving to identify and highlight schools/district doing exceptional work to support mental wellness as well as focusing on policies to increase funding for mental health initiatives.

Equity Department
The Equity Department will be recruiting participants for the new Equity Academy that will be starting in September throughout CA.

Member Services
Member Services continues to put efforts in recruitment and recovery of members. ACSA has lost members due to districts dropping paying for memberships, retirements, and member movement.

Educational Services
Several events are approaching and registrations are available at the ACSA Website:
Lead 3 Symposium, Universal City, LA, April 11-13
Sisterhood Leadership Symposium, Alhambra, LA, May 18
Principals’ Summer Institute, UCLA, June 23-29
Women in School Leadership Forum, Huntington Beach, CA, Sept. 25-27
Personnel Institute, Long Beach, CA, Oct. 2-4
Leadership Summit, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 7-9

Federal Advocacy

The 19-20 Federal budget proposal presents some challenges for education. The budget calls for a funding reduction of approximately 10% for the Department of Education as part of dramatic cuts to domestic spending. Ultimately, Congress will determine what the budget will include and develop funding priorities. Highlights of the proposal can be found on the ACSA website under Federal Advocacy.

Cary Rodda is wished a happy retirement. ACSA welcomes Michelle Carl as the new Editorial Content Specialist and EdCal Editor.






Board of Director Report

posted Mar 4, 2018, 1:34 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 1:36 PM ]

October, 2017

ACSA State Board is beginning a new Strategic Planning process that will build on the Association’s success over the past five years and assure it remains vital and relevant for its members for many years to come. Nominees have been submitted for a representative for Region VII in the process. 

ACSA is currently asking for input on the following questions: 

1. What are the top three professional trends that will shape school administration over the next 5-10 years? 

2. What are the top three trends impacting public agencies in general (including public schools) over the next 5-10 years? 

3. What “macro” trends impacting society as a whole will have significant impact on the profession over the next 5-10 years? 

*** If you have comments, please submit your input to 

ACSA’s next State Board meeting will be held on October 13th in Los Angeles. As Region VII’s State Board representative, I want to ensure our voices are heard and I represent our regional needs. I will also be representing us on the State Membership Committee, with our first meeting being held in San Jose on November 1st. Our membership in the Region continues to increase due to our efforts in recruitment. Keep up the great work! 

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to be your representative. 

Denise M. Wickham

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