ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith hosts Common Purpose, Uncommon Times on Facebook Live Mondays at 5:30 p.m., providing viewers with information from the state Capitol and how it impacts you, answering your questions and helping you focus on being the student advocate that your community needs right now.
Sept. 21 Episode — Human Resources Challenges
Coming up tonight, Wes Smith will discuss human resources challenges and working with school district personnel in the COVID-19 environment. Cindy Frazee, associate superintendent of human resources at San Dieguito Union High School District, will be our guest. She’ll discuss the role human resources plays as districts work to safely reopen schools, as well as preview the upcoming ACSA Personnel Institute.
Sept. 14 Episode — Financing Mental Health in Schools
Before COVID-19, youth suicides were rising. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, and school budgets have failed to keep pace with the mental health needs of our students. How can school leaders help? Watch below as ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith talks with Alex Briscoe of California Children’s Trust and Elizabeth Estes, founder of Breaking Barriers, about their new guide on financing mental health in schools.