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Hello School Board Members and Superintendents,
Just a friendly reminder about our first meeting of the school year; Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Zoom.  

Our program topic is:
Institutionalizing Equity: Shifting the view of Equity to a lens that informs all of our work in schools.  

Register in advance. Immediately after registering, you'll be emailed a unique-to-you URL to join the Zoom meeting, from We recommend that you add that link to your calendar to allow you to easily join the meeting.

Our speaker is Ashlee Gutierrez, Equity Coordinator for San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  Ashlee has been a teacher and assistant principal in Oakland Unified School District and a principal in Richmond. She is an equity-centered educational leader with 10 years of progressive leadership experience in the development and oversight of academic programs, policies, and initiatives to promote student growth and achievement. She joined San Ramon Valley USD in July and is cultivating liberatory learning experiences for students through designing anti-racist curriculum, curating reflective and comprehensive professional learning, auditing policies and procedures, and building inclusive communities for all. 

The program will include time for discussion and will include some resources to take back to your school district for further discussion and exploration related to equity.  If you have equity leaders in your school district, you are welcome to invite them too.

Prior to the program, the CCCSBA Board of Representatives (comprised of one representative from each of the member school boards) will have a very brief business meeting. Please review the agenda with links to the minutes and financial report.  If you are the representative from your district, please sign on to Zoom at 5:30pm.  The program will begin at 5:40pm. 

The member page of our website lists all the school board members by district and denotes the CCCSBA representative from each member board.  Please take a quick look at this list and confirm if we have the correct representative listed.  If there is an error, kindly email with the correction. 

5:30 - 5:40pm     Board of Representatives Meeting 
5:40 - 6:35pm     Program:  Institutionalizing Equity (Ashlee Gutierrez)
6:35 - 6:50pm     Q & A
6:50 - 7:00pm     San Mateo County's Equity Network (Daina Lujan and Kalimah Salahuddin) and
                           Gauging interest in replicating it in partnership with other counties and CSBA

We hope you will join us!  If you have equity leads in your school district, you are welcome to invite them too.

The CCCSBA Executive Committee

Cherise Khaund, President

Rachel Hurd, 1st VP - Programs

Sarah Butler, 2nd VP - Legislation

Consuelo Lara, 3rd VP - Communications

Crystal Sawyer-White, Secretary

Yolanda Mendrek, Treasurer

Marina Ramos, Immediate Past President
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