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CSBA’s AI Taskforce is aimed at equipping boards of education with the necessary knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the work of public school districts and county offices of education. With AI rapidly evolving and transforming industries, it is imperative that our education system stay ahead of the curve to maximize the benefits of AI while safeguarding the welfare of California’s students.

CSBA’s AI Taskforce embodies the association’s commitment to provide its members with the resources to make informed decisions that support student success and harness the power of innovation. Taskforce members will lead the charge of determining the specific work the group will engage in. The Taskforce may consider a multitude of issues related to AI and schools, including, but not limited to, how to positively integrate AI technology into the instructional setting; discussing the ethical, legal and privacy implications of AI usage in schools and identifying the appropriate policies for such use; and examining the potential benefits and risks of using AI technology in the classroom.

Some existing resources created by CSBA staff include the brief "Understanding Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education: What Governance Teams Should Know" and articles "Exploring AI as an educational tool" and "AI has arrived: Artificial intelligence technology is already infiltrating classrooms." GAMUT members also have access to three AI-related policies: BP 5131.9 – Academic Honesty, BP 6154 – Homework and Makeup Work, and BP 6162.5 – Student Assessment. Check back for updates!

AI Taskforce

Susan Markarian, Pacific Union ESD Trustee and CSBA Immediate Past President

Stephanie Avera, Capistrano USD Chief Technology Officer
Heidi Bayne, Riverside COE Coordinator of Education Tech
Robert Bauer, Portola Valley School District Trustee
Jennifer Burks, Poway USD Associate Superintendent of Technology
Chris Chiang, Mountain View Whisman SD Trustee
Jennifer Crabtree, West Covina USD Coordinator of Education Technology
Shelley Deniz, Madera COE Trustee
Matt Gehrett, Dinuba USD Educational Technology Director
Albert Gonzalez, Santa Clara USD Trustee and CSBA President
Edward Hilton, Tahoe Truckee USD Director of Technology Services
Soheil Katal, Los Angeles USD Chief Information Officer
Jeremy Koellish, San Luis Costal USD Director of IT
Dr. Bettye Lusk, Monterey Peninsula USD Trustee and CSBA Vice President
Kimberly McGrath, Reed USD Superintendent
David Miyashiro, Cajon Valley Union SD Superintendent
Chris Norwood, Milpitas USD Board President
Morgan Nugent, Lassen Union HSD Superintendent
Arlene Perez, El Rancho USD Trustee
Jason Price, Western Placer USD Board Vice President
Sabrena Rodriguez, Ventura USD Trustee and Region 11 Director
Daniel Sandoval, Santa Paula USD Trustee
Larry Simon, San Leandro USD Assistant Superintendent
Nancy Smith, Palmdale SD Trustee and Region 22 Director
Roger Snyder, Scotts Valley USD Trustee and Region 9 Director
Nicolas Wade, Columbia USD Superintendent
Justin Walker, Willits USD Director of Technology
Terry Walker, Irvine USD Superintendent