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Retreat Agenda--August 20, 2008

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State Board Members

Theodore Mitchell, President
Ruth Bloom, Vice President

James Aschwanden
Alan Bersin
Yvonne Chan
Don Fisher
Gregory Jones
David P. Lopez
Kenneth Noonan
Johnathan Williams
Monica Liu, Student Member

Secretary & Executive Officer

Hon. Jack O’Connell

Executive Director

Debora Merle

The State Board of Education will meet to discuss various matters related to the efficient and effective functioning of the state board. This strategic planning session will include discussion related to the state board’s general legal responsibilities, its practices, priorities, goals, and policy or programmatic interests. The state board will consider ways to improve its operation and effectiveness, so that it can better serve and improve public k-12 education in California. Public comment will be taken at the beginning of this strategic planning session.

Retreat Meeting


Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.± 


Sheraton at Symphony Hall
701 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101


Persons wishing to address the State Board of Education on a subject to be considered at this meeting, including any matter that may be designated for public hearing, are asked to notify the State Board of Education Office (see telephone/fax numbers below) by noon of the third working day before the scheduled meeting/hearing, stating the subject they wish to address, the organization they represent (if any), and the nature of their testimony.  Time is set aside for individuals so desiring to speak on any topic NOT otherwise on the agenda (please see the detailed agenda for the Public Session).  In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.


Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the California State Board of Education (SBE), may request assistance by contacting the SBE Office, 1430 N Street, Suite 5111, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-319-0827; fax, 916-319-0175.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ±
The Sheraton at Symphony Hall, 701 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Call to Order

Salute to the Flag

Retreat Session:  The board will spend the day discussing general matters related to its operations and governance.



For more information concerning this agenda, please contact the California State Board of Education at 1430 N Street, Suite 5111, Sacramento, CA 95814; telephone 916-319-0827; fax 916-319-0175.  To be added to the speaker’s list, please fax or mail your written request to the above-referenced address/fax number.  This agenda is posted on the State Board of Education’s Web site [].

Questions: State Board of Education | 916-319-0827 
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