CSBA convenes superintendents to gain more insight
The Superintendents Advisory Council includes leaders from LEAs of varying sizes and locations
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CSBA’s Superintendents Advisory Council helps model the governance team principles that CSBA advocates for in all local educational agencies. The council brings together the experience and expertise of superintendents in order to promote a greater understanding of the critical role they serve at the local level and as part of the governance team. It also addresses major policy issues and provides guidance to members and feedback to CSBA from the local-level perspective.

Council membership is appointed by the CSBA President who serves as the council chair. Members reflect the state’s diversity with special attention given to different types of LEAs representing geographic regions across the state. Members are appointed to serve a two-year term and meet at least three times a year.

At the council’s first meeting of 2024, topics included electric school buses, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) updates and reporting requirements, and a legislative and budget update from guest speaker Edgar Cabral of the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

“In order to ensure we have a full picture of the governance team perspective, CSBA convenes its Superintendents Advisory Council comprising leaders of school districts and county offices of education of varying sizes and geographical areas around the state,” CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy said. “Hearing directly from superintendents how statewide issues and policies are effecting their local educational agencies allows CSBA to more effectively advocate for the common issues facing LEAs.”

Superintendents Advisory Council members

Albert Gonzalez, Santa Clara USD & CSBA President

Bettye Luski, Monterey Peninsula USD & CSBA President-elect
Vernon M. Billy, CSBA CEO & Executive Director
Mauricio Arellano, San Bernardino City USD
Nancy Albarran, San Jose USD
Randy Bangs, Soledad USD
Ryan Bentz, Glenn COE
James Berardi, Sierra-Plumas Joint USD
Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara COE
Chris Downing, Anaheim ESD
Torie Gibson, Amador COE
Christina Goennier, Esparto ESD
Edwin Gomez, Riverside COE
Jeff Harris, Del Norte USD and COE
Matthew Duffy, San Bruno Park SD
Christopher Hoffman, Elk Grove USD
Lamont Jackson, San Diego USD
Kim Little, Pollock Pines ESD
Annette Machado, Pacific Union ESD
Nancy Magee, San Mateo COE
Jeff McFarland, Horicon ESD
Tom O’Malley, Modoc Joint USD
Julie Parks, Moraga SD
Ziggy Robeson, Ripon USD
Keila Rodriguez, Meadows Union SD
Camille Taylor, Foresthill Union ESD
Gary Waddell, Santa Clara USD