New CCBE board members take on dual role
When the annual CSBA Delegate Assembly elections occur, county board members who run are committing to an additional responsibility. If elected, not only do they represent the county boards in their region on the Delegate Assembly, but they also serve on the Board of Directors of the California County Boards of Education.

CCBE is a section of CSBA and partners with the association to provide educational leadership while serving the unique needs of all county boards of education in the state. The CCBE Board of Directors establishes the vision, mission and goals for the organization, and ensures that activities and programs remain focused on those goals, as well as the issues identified in CCBE’s Policy Platform.

CCBE President and San Diego County Office of Education trustee Rick Shea said that clear communication with the board allows for the creation of effective policy. “To remain an effective statewide organization, we, on the Executive Committee, rely on our Board of Directors to provide a crucial link regarding their regions,” Shea said. “By fulfilling their mission, we are able to develop policies that effectively respond to their identified regional needs and also develop statewide leadership.”

Members of CCBE’s Board of Directors are expected to attend all CCBE Board and CSBA Delegate Assembly meetings; adopt CCBE’s budget, policy platform, bylaws and standing rules; be available for appointment by the President to at least one CCBE committee; attend and participate in CCBE’s annual conference programs; provide two-way communication with local county board members and school districts; select and endorse a candidate for the CSBA Director-at-Large, County position; and support and participate in CCBE’s and CSBA’s projects, activities and events.

New and returning members of the CCBE Board of Directors will next meet May 16, after the Delegate Assembly meeting.