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The Monterey County School Boards Association's (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.

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: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Future Training Events:

Best Practices for Effective Governance and Brown Act:
Monday, January 23, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 pm - Hybrid - In-person and Zoom

Budget and Finance
Monday, February 6, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 pm

School Safety Initiative: Safe School Coalition Overview
Monday, February 27, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 pm

LCAP/Improving Student Success / District Best Practices
Monday, March 6, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Superintendent Evaluations, Board Goals / District Best Practices
Monday March 20, 2023

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Mental Health Supports
April 2023. Date TBD
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dates subject to change.
Contact Robin Hughes with inquiries 831-755-6463,

2022 Excellence In Education Award presented to Food Bank for Monterey County

The Monterey County School Boards Association (MCSBA) is proud to honor the Food Bank for Monterey County as the 2022 recipient of its “Excellence in Education” award.

Read the full press release

Deneen Guss, David Gaboni and Melissa Kendrick accepting award

About Food Bank For Monterey County

2022 Excellence in Education Awarded

2021 Excellence in Education Award presented to Sun Street Centers