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Governance and Policy ResourcesResearch, guidance and services for effective school board governance

California K-12 schools are public institutions that belong to the communities they serve. Responsibility for their fiscal health and effectiveness is granted to locally elected boards. To fulfill these responsibilities, boards must have maximum autonomy and flexibility. CSBA is unswerving in its commitment to ensuring that ultimate authority and accountability for K-12 education always remain with the locally elected governing board.

Look to CSBA for the professional guidance, training and resources you need to become an effective governance team member and to build a strong governance team. Below are resources you can use to jump-start your learning as a new board member, or to navigate the intricacies of governance as an experienced board member.




Governance Training and Support