ACSA Vision Statement

“We serve educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all California students.”


The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators. ACSA's top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Our mission is to be the driving force of education in California and beyond.


ACSA Leadership in Action

At a press conference at the California State Capitol, Don Ulrich, Deputy Superintendent of Clovis USD and Chair of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, joined education officials from CSBA and ACSA President Lisa Gonzales to call on the Department of Finance to speed the sale and increase the size of school construction bonds.


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Advocacy Updates

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), a program created by executive order…
Both CalSTRS and CalPERS had strong investment returns for the 2016-17 fiscal year. CalSTRS closed the year with a return of 13.4%, while CalPERS earned a return of 11.2%. Unfortunately, the strong…
The Governor recently signed ACSA supported AB 170 (O’Donnell) to allow universities to design education majors for prospective teachers. AB 170 will become law on January 1, 2018.

The California State Board of Education took action Sept. 13 to ensure the State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act is delivered to the U.S. Department of Education by a Sept. 18 deadline.…
ACSA President Lisa Gonzales discusses the many benefits of mindfulness practices, which can impact our leadership skills by giving us the tools to manage our life as we are living it.
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” was the title of the most recent African American Leadership Academy from the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, continuing its…