2022 Annual Conference Schedule

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10:00 am – Noon | Meeting

  • CCBE Board of Directors Meeting (All members are encouraged and welcome to attend)

Noon – 12:45 pm

  • First Time Attendees Meet & Greet

1:00 – 2:15 pm | Keynote

  • Pure Politics: The Political Landscape Impacting Schools

2:30 – 3:45 pm | Sessions

  • County Board Charter Authorization: A Collaborative Process
  • County Offices Of Education As Catalysts For Climate-Ready Schools
  • Mental Health in Schools Collaborative: A Catalyst for Staff, Student & Family Wellness

5:00 – 6:30 pm

  • CCBE President’s Welcome Reception


8:00 – 10:00 am | Breakfast Meeting

  • General Membership Breakfast Meeting

10:15 – 11:30 am | Sessions

  • Interdistrict Transfer Appeals and Creating Community Engagement
  • Supporting Equity in California's Small LEAs
  • Roles of County Trustees - Defining Shared Governance

Noon – 1:30 pm | Luncheon Keynote

  • Leading Forward for Transformation Change For the Future Education We Can't Predict with Matt J.Navo, Executive Director for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence

2:00 – 3:15pm | Sessions

  • Leveraging Partnerships to Elevate Student Learning
  • The Fiscal and Economic Forecast
  • Connecting in Conflict: How to resonate with challenging colleagues & maintain productive relationships with other elected leaders

3:30 – 4:45 pm | Sessions

  • Alignment of Special and General Education Systems for Improved Student Outcomes
  • California's Student Mental Health Crisis
  • How To Lead Your Board Meetings Away From Criticism And Chaos To Decorum And Order


9:00 – 10:30 am | Breakfast Keynote

  • Getting it Together While We All Get Together
    This panel will look at plans for expanded mental health services, including the Community Schools movement and the Governor’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), in the context of county offices and their roles in implementation. We will examine the role of Technical Assistance and the potential impact of expanded mental health services in schools and communities for children, youth, and families.
    • Elizabeth Estes, Breaking Barriers California / California Institute on Law, Neuroscience, and Education, Founder / Executive Director
    • Jason Okonofua, University of California-Berkeley, Psychology Professor
    • Ken Berrick, Alameda COE / Seneca Family of Agencies, Board Member / Founder and CEO
    • Katherine Lucero, State of California, Director, Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR)
    • Toby Ewing, State of California, Executive Director, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Media Training 101: How To Assess And Prepare For Media Opportunities
    Pre-registration is required.
    Getting positive visibility through the media is essential for every association. Do you know how to assess inquiries from the media to minimize risk or harm to your county? How do you prepare to have the best possible outcomes? This interactive training is presented by Voler Strategic Advisors. This FREE training will cover county board members building a strong communication infrastructure, assessing opportunities, best practices for interview preparation, traps to avoid, and on-camera practice.

2022 Annual Conference Strands

The Annual Conference Planning Committee has identified the following 6 “strands” for CCBE’s 2022 Annual Conference program as they relate to county boards of education:

Advocacy and community engagement: Speaks to the board member's leadership role in building collaborative relationships with stakeholders and influencing decision-makers to generate support for student achievement and make visible the work of the public schools. It also focuses on the opportunity to build coalitions with local city and county elected officials in shared advocacy efforts for the needs of K12 students.

Equity and opportunity in rural California: New this year, this strand focuses specifically on the equity and opportunity issues affecting students in underserved rural communities. Topics include decision-making through an equity lens; effectively responding to the diverse needs of students; ensuring all students have access to an equitable and rigorous broad course of study; safeguarding all classrooms are led by qualified permanent teachers; equitable access to computer science education; A-G completion, online-enabled learning, and other pathways to opportunity.

County board core: Encompasses areas where county boards of education have statutory responsibilities or otherwise engage in shared governance, including: oversight of community, court, and county-authorized charter schools; adjudication of appeals (including expulsions, inter-district transfers, and charter authorizations); real property matters; county LCAP hearings; and COE budget oversight.

Funding, finance, and human capital: Underscores the importance of ensuring that all students benefit from the resources needed for high-quality education and includes a broad spectrum of learning opportunities. This strand includes innovative practices adopted by COEs to address the unique range of current human capital challenges that are connected to education funding, including the teacher shortage and school leadership turnover.

Leadership through shared governance: Aims to equip board members with the leadership skills, qualities, strategies, and techniques to become effective change agents in order to collaborate with county superintendents and become a high-functioning governance team.

Wellness, safety, and learning: Encompasses the myriad ways that wellness contributes to educating the whole child, including the social and emotional needs of a county’s students, staff, teachers, and families, the programs in place at different schools and county offices of education, and mental health services and partnerships between county offices of education, school districts and private and public entities.


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