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Leadership Manual 2020-2021

The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators.

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Association of California School Administrators ACSA LEGISLATIVE PROCESS Leadership Assembly • Ratifies 2‐year Legislative Platform | Board of Directors • Adopts Legislative Platform • May veto/delay Legislative Policy decisions if they violate written policy, conflict with actions of a Standing Committee, Councils, or pertain to issues under study by another Committee or Council • Serves as the Board of ACSA PACs | ACSA Committees and Councils • Chair/designee receives Legislative Policy Committee agendas/bill reports via email • Twelve councils and five committees have a vote on the Legislative Policy Committee • May propose items for sponsorship Legislative Policy Committee • Chair, 19 ACSA Region Representatives, 12 ACSA Council Representatives, 5 ACSA Standing Committee Representatives, 3 CASC Students • Take positions on legislative bills • Review sponsorship requests from Regions, Committees, or Councils • Modify Legislative Platform biennially. Edit annual if needed given the legislative and political climate. Submit to Leadership Assembly for ratification and then Board for Adoption Region Legislative Action Vice Presidents • Maintains legislative action network • Coordinates grassroots support for support/oppose positions on legislation and ballot measures • Coordinates region recommendations for candidate endorsements • Increases member knowledge and involvement in legislative process • Coordinates annual Legislative Action Day | | Regional Legislative Committees • 1 Chair from each Region on Legislative Policy Committee • Review ACSA bill analyses, Legislative Policy Committee agendas/bill reports • Review, recommend positions on legislation • Propose legislation for sponsorship Regional Legislative Action Committees • Maintain contacts with legislators • Initiate phone calls/letters/office visits in response to legislative alerts • Increase member knowledge and involvement in legislative process 12

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