Governmental Relations Committee

The purpose of the Governmental Relations Committee of CCSS is to... 

  • Develop and recommend strategies and procedures by which CCSS can influence public policy that supports high quality social studies as a core discipline at all grade levels;  

  • Monitor the work of the Legislative Information Officer and advise and assist CCSS Board of Directors on issues related to legislation and public policy impacting social studies education;

  • Support our membership with information, resources and tools to advocate for high quality social studies at local, state and national levels.
  • Establish, enhance, maintain, and support the dissemination of legislative information to the CCSS membership;
  • Sponsor the Legislative Breakfast at the annual conference;
  • Under the auspices of CCSS, select a recipient for the Civic Action leadership award recognizing actions by a government leader that positively impacts social studies education.

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 Committee Members 2015-16

                    Chair:                       Cricket Kidwell, Ed.D.   

            Chair Emeritus:              Jim Hill
Legislative Analyst/Member:  Fred Jones
CDE Liaison/Member: Vacant
Avi Black
  Katherine Rand


Agenda Sept. 2014 Committee Meeting

CCSS Governmental Relations Committee Meeting Notes 29aug15.docx

CCSS Governmental Relations
Committee Meeting Notes
August 27, 2017

LCAP Toolkit Talking Points for   Social Studies 2016-17

CCSS Governmental Relations Confab Final Report 2017

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