Adult Education Council
Purpose of Council
To identify and study issues relating to adult education. To recommend legislative positions to ACSA and advocate for legislation that advances public adult education statewide. To actively enhance and promote adult education's role with professional organizations, government officials, state agencies, school districts, business, industry, and the community at large. To plan and coordinate professional growth opportunities for administrators of adult education programs.
Responsibilities of Counci Members:
Dedicate time to the Adult Education Council in addition to regular work responsibilities. Time commitment to include: state council meetings, information dissemination, regional Adult Ed Committee meetings/activities, and liaison assignments.
Council members shall be current adult education administrators who are state members of the Association of California School Administrators and active in region and state adult education and ACSA activities.
Business Services Council
To identify, study and address issues related to business services and school funding. To recommend associated state budget positions and serve as a quick response team on state budget issues that impact public education. To enhance and promote business services’ role within the education community. To build skills of business officials through workshops and conferences. To enhance communications with other ACSA committees, affiliated organizations, and state agencies in support of ACSA’s overarching priorities.
Responsibilities of Council Members:
The most effective council member would be in a position directly related to school business responsibilities; or an administrator aspiring to move into school businessadministration.
Career Technical Education Council
The purpose of the ACSA Career Technical Education Council is to support administration and ensure relevant high quality CTE programs that prepare PreK-adult students for successful transition to careers and post-secondary education through: core integrated curriculum, legislation, advocacy, professional development, communication and collaboration.
Responsibilities of Council Members:
Council members shall be in a leadership position dealing with Career Technical Education programs.
Classified Educational Leaders Council
To build and maintain a vibrant network of classified educational leaders who share a commitment to excellence in the service and support of all California students and are valued members of their leadership team. To develop and enhance professional growth opportunities for classified educational leaders, promote the benefits of ACSA membership, encourage participation and involvement in all levels of ACSA.
Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability Council
To identify and study issues and make recommendations on practices, policies, and positions to ACSA’s leadership and staff and to state agencies relating to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability. To identify and disseminate best practices for administrators who work in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and accountability, to ensure student-centered instruction and services, which prepare all students to compete in an international society. To plan, develop, and coordinate professional learning programs, electronic media, and publications related to council business. To maintain liaison with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), including nominating WASC commissioners. To review all non-ACSA requests to conduct research using ACSA records. To maintain liaison with state agencies and other organizations which impact curriculum, instruction, accountability, interventions, assessment, and evaluation. To assist in ACSA membership recruitment.
In order to accomplish this purpose we will:
Early Education Council
Purpose of CouncilNOTE: The council will develop their own purpose when they convene at their first meeting in the Fall of 2021.
The Early Education Council is committed to improving the learning outcomes in the lives of young children (birth to 5 years old) to transition to kindergarten with essential skills as they continue their successful educational trajectory. The Councils is committed and takes on the responsibility of serving a diverse cultural and linguistic needs of students and their families. The Council will focus on crucial standards such as developmental milestones; social and emotional learning; cognitive and physical skills; high quality professional development for Early Education administrators; and parental and community engagement.
Responsibilities of State Committee/Council Members:
Committee/Council members are presumed to be active and knowledgeable practitioners in their fields. They are expected to:
Additional Responsibilities of Region Representatives to Committees/Councils:
Educational Options Council
To be the leader at the state level in promoting best practices in teaching and learning while promoting, supporting, and influencing accountability, programming, and credentialing, in addition to financial and legislative issues facing educational options programs in the state.
Elementary Education Council
To identify and study issues related to elementary and pre-school administrators. To recommend best practices and policies and to serve as advocates for high quality programs for all elementary and pre-school children. To serve as a forum in which elementary and pre-school administrators may resolve issues related to their professional efforts. To serve as a representative of elementary and pre-school administrators in meeting the goals and priorities of ACSA. To provide representation and leadership from ACSA to NAESP. To assist in the recruitment of elementary and pre-school administrators as ACSA members. To plan and coordinate professional growth opportunities for elementary and pre-school administrators.
Human Resources Council
To identify and study issues relating to professionals responsible for personnel, employer/employee relations and other human resources programs. To provide leadership, direction, clarification, and understanding in such areas as personnel practices, employer-employee relationships, fair and equal employment practices, contract management, negotiations, retirement, legislation, credentials, management team concept, individual rights, and staff-related issues. To plan, provide, and encourage inservice training for administrators in this area, and to maintain liaison between ACSA and the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. To assist in the recruitment of personnel, employer/employee relations and other human resources administrators as ACSA members. To promote the training,and recruitment of individuals of diverse backgrounds as human resources administrators. To promote the highest standard of ethical conduct, assist local school administrators, and to assure due process to all members of ACSA.
The most effective council member would be in a position directly related to human resource responsibilities.
Middle Grades Council
To identify and study issues relating to middle grades administrators and to recommend practices and policies which will lead to high quality programs for young adolescents. To strengthen a network for communication among middle grade administrators. To plan, provide, and encourage professional development programs for middle grades administrators. To assist in the recruitment of middle grades administrators as ACSA members. To encourage interaction and support between ACSA, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the California Department of Education, and other organizations and agencies promoting the interests of middle grades education.
Assist in the realization of the purpose of the council by:
The time commitment is three to five days per year.
Secondary Education Council
To identify and study issues and make recommendations to ACSA Board of Directors related to secondary education. To recommend practices and policies which will lead to high quality programs for secondary students. To recruit secondary administrators as members and to maintain a liaison between ACSA, NASSP, C.I.F., and other state agencies relating to secondary education. To plan and coordinate professional development programs for secondary administrators.
Site or district experience in secondary education administration, minimum three years.
Student Services and Special Education Council
The Council supports administrators in the areas of special education, student services, and coordinated youth services by: advocating best practices, policies, and legislation to ensure positive student programs; improving collaboration and communication between general education, student services, special education, and other support agencies and organizations; facilitating the development and understanding of current trends and financial issues related to their impact on student programs and services; planning and coordinating timely and meaningful professional development offerings for new and experienced school administrators; championing equity and inclusive practices to ensure access for each student; be an advisor to other ACSA Council, Committees, and ACSA Leadership, and assisting in ACSA membership recruitment.
In the fields of special education and/or student services as an administrator in California; other committee/task force membership and legislative action helpful. In leadership positions dealing with Student Services and/or Special Education issues.
To identify and study issues related to the role and responsibilities of superintendents and proactively advocate for solutions. To strengthen a network for communication among superintendents. To be proactive in representing the viewpoints and vision of superintendents on critical education issues with a view toward influencing policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. To plan strategies and practices which will influence the quality of education for all California students. To voice the critical need for stable, sound finance for educating California’s children. To represent superintendents in ACSA's relations with the Governor's office, Legislature, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction. To plan and coordinate professional development activities for superintendents and activities to enhance professional development of administrators and all school district positions. To encourage the active participation of superintendents and all other management team members in ACSA. To maintain a liaison relationship with AASA and other state organizations and agencies.
In addition to regular work responsibilities, dedicate time to achieving the goals of the Superintendency Council.
Must be superintendent of a California school district.