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October, 2013

posted Oct 30, 2013, 2:11 PM by Jeff Charles

Hello San Diego & Imperial Members and Guests,

2013 has been a year of interesting events for Merit districts, as well a successful one for our regional as well as state orgnizations.  Early in the year was the CSPCA Annual Conference, organized this year by the Southern California regional group. The conference took place in late February at the Paradise Pier Hotel and environs, a.k.a. Disneyland!  Themed “Supporting Student Learning Through Merit”, the conference received overwhelmingly positive feedback and was very well attended.   

Of note locally was our quarterly General Membership meeting in March which featured a great discussion with CSPCA Exec. Director George Cole and a many of our local group's members, with topics ranging from ongoing legal and procedural questions facing Merit districts to conference strategies, etc.  At our June meeting we had an excellent presentation by Eric Hall to reprise his prior presentation on the state of the budget in California as it pertains to school districts, outlook for the near-terms, and education finance in general.  More recently we had a regional dinner meeting at which Commissioner John Jarboe, Esq., delivered an excellent presentation on Hearings and Appeals in Merit System districts. Noteworthy also at that event was the presentation of the Duane Eppele Award to a very deserving T.R. Lin, Director from La Mesa Spring Valley.  The group was also updated on news at the local and state levels, as well as upcoming events and training.  

Of note with regard to training was the 2012/13 Merit Academy, run successfully at two locations simulaneously and ushering in CSPCA's distance-learning era.  For the coming year, Merit Academy, previously held in the Fall months, will be moved to a Winter/Spring timeframe to better accommodate newly-appointed commissioners (terms begin in January).  The upcoming 2014 Merit Academy dates will be firmed up and posted on the CSPCA website:  www.meritsystem.org  

Finally, we look forward to the upcoming CSPCA Annual Conference, to be held in San Jose, February 6th through the 9th, 2014.  Please check the CSPCA website in the coming weeks for program information:  www.meritsystem.org  

Please check back as we update and expand this website, and thank you to all SDCSPCA members for your support.

Best regards, 
Jeff Charles

September, 2012

posted Sep 26, 2012, 5:55 PM by Jeff Charles

Hello San Diego & Imperial Members and Guests,

The past few months have seen several notable events for SDCSPCA, chief among them being the CSPCA Annual Conference, organized this year by our San Diego regional group. The conference took place in late January at the Hilton Harbor Island, and was themed “The Fresh Face of Merit”.  While the waterfront hotel venue and the ever-present allure of San Diego as a destination probably played a role, it was the dynamic program offerings that drew an overwhelming (literally) number of attendees.  The positive feedback began almost as soon as the conference did and has continued since!  A huge thanks to everybody who helped with committee work, and especially to the Program and Registration Committees for the daunting tasks involved with their responsibilities.  

Also of note was our 1st Quarter General Membership meeting which took place yesterday at the Officer’s Club at MCAS Miramar.  This dinner meeting had a full agenda, with the most noteworthy event being the presentation of the Duane Eppele Award to a very deserving Pat Ridenour.  Along with Milt Loy, Mr. Eppele’s wife, Jane, and his daughter, Janet, were on-hand to present the award, and they shared some poignant recollections about his belief in the Merit System and its principles.  The group was also updated on recent happenings at the local and state organization levels, as well as upcoming events and training.  

Of note with regard to training is the upcoming 2012 Merit Academy, with dates having been firmed up as the following:  September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, December 8th, and January 12th (2013).  The location is to be determined, but efforts are underway to offer the Merit Academy at more than one location, by way of video conferencing, in order to make it available to a wider group and with decreased travel expenses to attendees.  Check the CSPCA web site regularly for updates:  www.meritsystem.org  

Please check back as we update and expand this website, and thank you to all SDCSPCA members for your support.

Best regards, 
Jeff Charles

May, 2012

posted Sep 26, 2012, 3:59 PM by Jeff Charles

Hello San Diego & Imperial Members and Guests,

The past few months have seen several notable events for SDCSPCA, chief among them being the CSPCA Annual Conference, organized this year by our San Diego regional group. The conference took place in late January at the Hilton Harbor Island, and was themed “The Fresh Face of Merit”.  While the waterfront hotel venue and the ever-present allure of San Diego as a destination probably played a role, it was the dynamic program offerings that drew an overwhelming (literally) number of attendees.  The positive feedback began almost as soon as the conference did and has continued since!  A huge thanks to everybody who helped with committee work, and especially to the Program and Registration Committees for the daunting tasks involved with their responsibilities.  

Also of note was our 1st Quarter General Membership meeting which took place yesterday at the Officer’s Club at MCAS Miramar.  This dinner meeting had a full agenda, with the most noteworthy event being the presentation of the Duane Eppele Award to a very deserving Pat Ridenour.  Along with Milt Loy, Mr. Eppele’s wife, Jane, and his daughter, Janet, were on-hand to present the award, and they shared some poignant recollections about his belief in the Merit System and its principles.  The group was also updated on recent happenings at the local and state organization levels, as well as upcoming events and training.  

Of note with regard to training is the upcoming 2012 Merit Academy, with dates having been firmed up as the following:  September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, December 8th, and January 12th (2013).  The location is to be determined, but efforts are underway to offer the Merit Academy at more than one location, by way of video conferencing, in order to make it available to a wider group and with decreased travel expenses to attendees.  Check the CSPCA web site regularly for updates:  www.meritsystem.org  

Please check back as we update and expand this website, and thank you to all SDCSPCA members for your support.

Best regards, 
Jeff Charles

August 31, 2009

posted Dec 15, 2010, 9:32 AM by webmaster@pcasc.us

 
  1. CSPCA 2010 Conference, February 18-21, 2010
       
  2. The membership amended the remainder of the bylaws which can be downloaded from the "Quick Links" located on the right hand menu bar (below the minutes).
       
  3. There will be a submission of the proposed bylaws changes which willbe voted on by the membership at the September 23 meeting.
       
  4. We are asking all commissioners, directors, and staff of our member districts to take an on-line survey seeking your input into making our meetings more convenient and relevant to your needs.

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