As the role of the County Offices of Education continues to evolve, this conference is dedicated to providing COE board members with the tools and information to empower them to be effective elected education leaders. This year’s sessions will address governance during challenging times, focusing on the unique responsibilities that differentiate county school board members from district board members. Be inspired as you leave with new ideas for serving students.

Please thank our AC sponsors: Capitol Advisors, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Seneca Family of Agencies, Voler Strategic Advisors, California State Lottery, Lozano Smith, Footsteps2Brilliance, and Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP.
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Saturday, September 10 • 10:15am - 11:30am
The Fiscal and Economic Forecast

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Panelists will review the economic impact of the pandemic on California and projections for the next few years. The presentation will focus on revenues and implications for state spending at the state level, including Proposition 98 spending. At the LEA level, issues related to budget-year and multi-year projections and planning will be covered, focusing on a large amount of one-time state funding. The discussion will include messaging and advocacy directed at state officials and local communities.


John McPherson

Board Member, Monterey COE
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Kevin Gordon

President & Partner, Capitol Advisors
President and a founding Partner of Capitol Advisors Group. Kevin was the longtime Executive Director of the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), and previously served as the Chief Lobbyist and Assistant Executive Director of CSBA.
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John Laird

Senator, California State Senate
Elected to the State Senate in 2020. Senator Laird is currently the Chair of Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 (Education). In 2002, he was elected to the State Assembly to represent the 27th District, which included portions of Monterey, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, and was reelected... Read More →

Saturday September 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
Regency 4-6