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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 DESCRIPTION OF ACSA STRUCTURE Leadership Assembly The Leadership Assembly elect officers, approve bylaw changes, approve the association goals and objectives, receive and review information from task forces, ratify ACSA's legislative platform, make recommendations to state Board members relating to issues brought before the Leadership Assembly, advise state board members concerning major policy issues, statewide ballot measures, and on statewide candidate endorsements, and serve as liaisons to regions. Each region's delegates are the president, president‐elect, and vice president for legislative action. An additional delegate will be added to the base number of three for each additional 200 regular/consolidated members in the region. Selection of additional delegates is determined by the region. In addition, votes are derived from committee chairs, council presidents and the Board of Directors. Board of Directors The Board of Directors consists of five officers and 19 directors. Annually, up to four directors‐ at‐large may be appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board, to achieve a more balanced representation in the best interests of the Association. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. The Board establishes and monitors policies, develops, approves and monitors the budget, approves committee and council appointments, employs and evaluates the Executive Director, gives final approval to political candidate endorsements, approves recommendations from issue‐based task forces, monitors the strategic plan, provides general organizational direction, approves Leadership Summit conference fee, recommends bylaw changes to Leadership Assembly and approves annual dues. Regions ACSA is currently divided into nineteen regions within California. New regions may be created and changes in region boundaries may be recommended by the Board and approved by the Leadership Assembly. Each region shall have a governing board composed of elected region officers and other members as may be provided in the region's bylaws. The functions of each region shall be to promote within the region the purposes of ACSA with programs and activities similar to and consistent with those of ACSA. Additional responsibilities may be adopted by the Board. 8

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