Book your hotel room for the CBO Conference on October 18-19!
23 days ago, Taylor Smith
CBO Conference
Register now for the 2023 CBO Conference! Join us October 18-19 at the Sacramento Hilton Arden West for professional development carefully crafted for small school district fiscal staff.
25 days ago, Gwen Bell
2023 CBO Con
SSDA is back at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for the 2024 Superintendents' & High School Leaders' Summit! Dates of the Summit: July 21 - July 23, 2024 The SSDA room block is officially open, so book your stay today at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California. Book your stay:
about 1 month ago, Gwen Bell
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, CA
SSDA MEMBERSHIP SATISFACTION SURVEY! Please take a few minutes to submit feedback through our membership satisfaction survey:
about 1 month ago, Taylor Smith
SSDA's New Executive Board Member Onboarding is underway. Welcome to the team Dr. Helio Brasil, Melanie Matta, and Tom O'Malley. We are grateful to be in beautiful Montecito, thanks to Dr. Amy Alzina!
2 months ago, Taylor Smith
SSDA board in Montecito
Community Colleges expand Bachelor's Degrees offerings at schools throughout the state. What s a great opportunity for students! Some of the most beautiful campuses in CA are at CC's! Ed Source hosts a webinar on July 15th! Register here:
3 months ago, Tim Taylor
Feather River CC
Mission CC
Mark the date, June 29, as the Supreme Court ends Affirmative Action for college admissions.
3 months ago, Tim Taylor
Tomorrow, June 30, is the last day to book your stay at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach at our group rate for the 2023 Superintendents' & High School Leaders' Summit. Book here:
3 months ago, Taylor Smith
Hyatt Regency newport Beach Courtyard
SSDA has been working with our member district CBO's to prepare for a fiscal cliff. Looks as though it is coming to some districts sooner than later.
3 months ago, Tim Taylor
Fiscal cliff is it here?
Money is falling
The Dutch may have Wellness figured out: "Doing nothing" We spend too much time doing so much on down time...try doing nothing!
4 months ago, Tim Taylor
Do Nothing
Great Podcast with NREA and Jaime Green, Superintendent of Trinity Alps! Traversing Mountains to Teach Kids, Federal Funding Policy and Practice, an interview with Superintendent Jaime Green Trinity Alps Unified School District.
4 months ago, Tim Taylor
Yes! Let's Enroll every 9th grader in a college course AND make sure they actually get a grade or credit! Great Leadership from New Chancellor of Community Colleges.
4 months ago, Tim Taylor
New CA Chancellor
Great Podcast for District Charter Authorizers to listen to: Show Notes & Featured Topics 1:32 – Charter renewals and where we left off (listen to Episode 57 here) 2:19 – AB 1505 (2019) and The Charter Schools Act reform 5:32 – Removal of the Dashboard and impact on charter renewals 8:20 – Other factors impacting renewal 9:10 – Data used for renewals 12:36 – Examples of Verified Data 14:30 – Potential disputes over data 16:48 – Governance and fiscal issues 18:32 – "Cure and Correct" notices 19:01 – Selective enrollment issues 19:29 – The Charter Schools Act 22:16 – Notice of deficiencies 23:15 – Next steps for charter authorizers
4 months ago, Tim Taylor
Charter authorizing
SSDA President Teri Rufert, SSDA Secretary Nicole Newman, SSDA Past President Stuart Packard, Barrett Snider and Caitlin Jung joined other school leaders to fight for small school districts in Washington. "Awesome opportunity to meet at The White House today with Special Assistant to the President, Mario Cardona. Discussed issues impacting small and rural schools," said Superintendent Packard. Hundreds of California education leaders are at the Capital this week as part of a Coast to Coast trip.
5 months ago, Tim Taylor
Great Pic of SSDA Team
Meeting in Dc
District 1 Woman of the Year Heather Hadwick, Modoc County Office of Education, Nominated by Assemblywoman Megan Dahle This week‚ we had the privilege of celebrating the 1st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year‚ Heather Hadwick. As a former Office of Emergency Services director and expert in disaster management‚ Heather has played a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of those affected by disasters‚ including the devastating Modoc Fires in 2022. Heather’s exceptional leadership and coordination during the Modoc Fires helped manage and communicate the evacuation process. As a result‚ she ensured the safety of those affected by the fires. She has also served as the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Director of OES and now works as the Modoc County Office of Education Safety and Communications Specialist. Heather and her husband are also the proud owners of Hadwick Family Farm Pumpkin Patch in Alturas‚ where they raise Highland cattle‚ teach public safety to high school students‚ and volunteer their time to the community. As a woman in agriculture‚ Heather is a role model for young women who aspire to work in traditionally male-dominated fields. Her dedication to her work and community is a testament to her values and commitment to improving the lives of those around her. Additionally‚ Heather helps keep our office connected to everyone and everything going on in Modoc County. We are grateful for her commitment to improving her community‚ and I am proud to honor Heather’s accomplishments and recognize her as the 2023 Woman of the Year. Congratulations‚ Heather‚ and thank you for your dedication and service to our community. Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
6 months ago, Tim Taylor
Heather Hadwick, Region 1 Woman of the Year
6 months ago, Tim Taylor
Former Gov Jerry Brown Is Spot On: "All these rules, and volumes of the Ed Code, are trying to micromanage the teacher in the classroom…It doesn’t work that way"
6 months ago, Tim Taylor
Gov Jerry Brown
Mryna Castejon
Interesting article about Artificial Intelligence's impact on the workforce. Will AI affect Education jobs as well? Time will tell.
7 months ago, Tim Taylor