California Student Board Member Association Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Lower Court Decision in Landmark Student Speech Case

In the Supreme Court case Mahanoy Area School District vs. B.L. 20-255, the California Student Board Member Association stands with B.L. and recognizes her right to express opinions and frustrations about school through social media. As Student Board Members, we have the unique role of bridging the pervasive disconnect between district administration and the livedContinue reading “California Student Board Member Association Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Lower Court Decision in Landmark Student Speech Case”

Workshop: LCAP Presentation (Part 2)

Thank you to the students who came to CSBMA’s most recent LCAP workshop. This meeting focused on the priorities of the LCAP and how to use your position to make the most profound impact. Those that attended had an opportunity to examine some of the state priorities and how these goals form this guiding policy. Continue reading “Workshop: LCAP Presentation (Part 2)”

Workshop: LCAP Presentation (Part 1)

On Wednesday evening, Student Board members and our student advocacy partners met to hear from the CSBMA Curriculum Committee about the LCAP and how SBMs can use their rights to influence this incredibly important policy.  Léo Corzo-Clark opened the meeting followed by a brief history of the California LCAP and explanation of the main principlesContinue reading “Workshop: LCAP Presentation (Part 1)”

Student Bill of Rights Workshop

On Wednesday, December 16 of the year 2020, CSBMA hosted a virtual workshop that explained the Student Bill of Rights.  The CSBMA Curriculum Committee headed by Léo Corzo-Clark taught delegates how to write and present a Student Bill of Rights to their District Board of Education. A Student Bill of Rights is essentially a workingContinue reading “Student Bill of Rights Workshop”

Workshop Series

On October 14, CSBMA hosted a virtual workshop for their members focused on the newly established California State Seal of Civic Engagement and Mental Health days in the context of school absences. Presented by Michelle Alas, delegates learned more about the newly initiated California State Seal of Civic Engagement and how to implement this withinContinue reading “Workshop Series”

Founding

In May of 2020, a handful of student board members and student advocates got together to execute their vision for an organization that uplifts, empowers, and advocates for student board members across California. The California Student Board Member Association (CSMBA) is an organization that allows for student board members to achieve their full potential andContinue reading “Founding”