Archive for September, 2017

Region 8 Membership Event – Escape Room 10/23/17

September 28, 2017  |   Comments Off on Region 8 Membership Event – Escape Room 10/23/17

On behalf of Region 8, I am happy to invite all of you to our first Membership Event of the 2017-2018 school year.  Please join us as we take a break from our busy schedules to engage in collegiality and community as we engage in a  challenging and unique experience called Escape the Room.

The Event will take place on October 23, 2017,  and will begin promptly at 4:30 pm.  Light snacks and beverages will be available after you Escape.  It is located on North 1st Street in San Jose.  There are only a limited number of slots available, and we will also have a waiting list.  

Please represent your charter and sign-up, sign-ups are due by Friday, October 13. If you register, then cannot attend, please let me know as soon as possible.

Escape the Room
701 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95112

For more information, contact me:
Jeff Bowman
Chief Information Officer
Cupertino Union School District
bowman_jeff@cusdk8.org
Tel:(408) 252-3000  Ext.61323
Fax: (408) 343-2802

October is Grassroots Advocacy Month

September 12, 2017  |   Comments Off on October is Grassroots Advocacy Month

Region 8 join hands to Educate & Advocate as per our Plan.

See additional resources below!

Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit[1][1] Grassroots Advocacy Welcome Call Leg Districts by Region VPLA 2017-18 Roster[1] Staff Assignments

ACSA Statement and Resources on DACA

September 6, 2017  |   Comments Off on ACSA Statement and Resources on DACA
ACSA is an organization focused on student advocacy. We are deeply concerned about the potential impact of the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on California public school students.DACA allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to legally remain in the country to go to school and find employment.

The decision to end DACA is a direct attack on California families and their children. More than 200,000 California students are impacted by the rollback. The end of DACA paves the way for fear among immigrants who send their children to our schools and expect security and a first-class education.

It is our duty as educational leaders to deliver a healthy and safe environment on our school campuses, while also providing students with the resources they need to grow into the next generation of American leaders.

Some DACA-protected immigrants may only have six months left in the United States.

We want to challenge you to contact your Congressional representative to implement a legislative solution that supports children who may be impacted.  To find out who your representatives are, go to https://www.acsa.org/Advocacy/advocacy-in-action.

Additionally, ACSA’s national affiliate, the National Association of School Superintendents, is convening school leaders in Washington D.C. to advocate for students on Capitol Hill. The event, October 2-3, will include face-to-face meetings with federal lawmakers. Get more information at NASS.us.

ACSA has dozens of Immigration-related resources available for our education leaders. These resources include legal fact sheets and videos in English and Spanish, infographics, family preparedness plans, as well as a full toolkit for supporting undocumented students and families. They are available at https://www.acsa.org/Advocacy/education-is-a-right.

ACSA will continue to stand by our focus of student advocacy and dedicate our efforts to secure a constitutionally guaranteed education to all California students. We need your voice.