School Boards Association

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

School Boards Association

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The Monterey County School Boards Association (MCSBA) mission is to advocate for quality schools and ensure the highest levels of achievement for all students by providing visionary leadership and high-quality services to school districts. MCSBA coordinates education and training programs to assist board members in carrying out their roles and to govern more effectively. 

School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community's public schools.  To learn more about the role and responsibilities of school board members, visit MCOE's County Board webpage.

In additional to resources and training opportunities provided by the MCSBA, the California School Boards Association provides professional guidance, training and resources to school board members.  For more information, visit the California School Boards Association's website.

MCSBA Meeting - 2.25.15

Each district school board can appoint a member to serve as a MCSBA Executive Council Member. The association meets up to three times each year to plan and customize annual goals and training in support of all school board members.

President: David Gaboni, Board President, South Monterey County
Joint Union High School District
Vice-President: Cristy Dawson, Board Member, Pacific Grove Unified School District
Treasurer: David Kong, Board Member, Greenfield Union School District

Next Meeting Date:  January 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

2020 Excellence In Education Award presented to
The First Tee of Monterey County / Future Citizens Foundation


Upcoming Virtual Training Event

2020/2021 Calendar of Training Events:

Monday, July 20, 2020, 5:30 p.m.:  Quality Distance Learning
Monday, September 14, 2020, 5:30 p.m.:  Implicit Bias

Recent School Boards Association Trainings

2019 English Learners Pathway to Success held January 28, 2019

2019 Best Practices and Strategies for Effective Governance held February 25, 2019

2018 Masters In Governance Series

2017 Educational Leadership Summit held November 16, 2017

2017 Best Practices for Effective Governance Workshop held January 12, 2017

2017 College and Career Pathways Workshop held February 9, 2017

2015 Education Leadership Summit held November 18, 2015

2013 Education Leadership Summit held November 13, 2013

Contact Teri James at 831-755-6463 for information on training opportunities available for district school board members.


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MCOE Contact Information
PO Box 80851, Salinas, CA 93912
Phone: 831.373.2955

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901 Blanco Cir, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831.755.0379

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