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Marin County Joint Legislative Advisory Committee

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 Marin County Joint Legislative Advisory Committee
Joint Legislative Advisory Committee (JLAC) is a countywide committee of elected school board members and superintendents created to advocate on behalf of public education in Marin County.   Through the cost-effective sharing of resources, school districts can monitor and provide input on legislative issues that impact the schools.  Representing all 19 school districts in Marin County, the JLAC: 
·         Priorities & Advocacy for legislative issues important to the 40,000 students
      in Marin County.
·         Meets monthly with legislative aides to monitor pending legislation and the
      State Budget.
·         Contracts with the firm of Frost, Davis and Donnelly to represent Marin in           
·         Coordinates an annual January legislative seminar to bring school board
      members and superintendents to meet in Sacramento with State public
      officials and address issues of high priority to education in Marin County.
JLAC Goals  
  • To better understand the overall legislative process and to understand the current legislative issues and the proposed Governor’s budget.   
  •  To establish contact and develop relationships with our own legislators and their legislative aides in Sacramento and in their local districts, as well as other individuals and groups which affect education policy, legislation and budget, with a special emphasis on JLAC’s legislative priorities. 
  • To develop a cohesive team of Superintendents and Board members who actively promote the interests of all children in California as well as the specific needs of students in Marin County. 
  • To have a real impact on the legislative process and school funding influencing the development and approval of legislation and school funding which will meet needs specific to Marin County as well as all students in California.

Co-Chairs for JLAC

Mike Watenpaugh, Superintendent​
San Rafael City Schools

Bruce Abbott, Trustee​
Dixie School District Board

2014-15  Meeting Dates
All Meetings are Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at the Marin County Office of Education unless otherwise noted*
September 17, 2014
October 15, 2014
November 19, 2014
December 10, 2014
January 21, 2015 (Sacramento Seminar)
February 11, 2015
March 18, 2015 
May 20, 2015


Marin JLAC Legislative Priorities 2015