Marin County Joint Legislative Advisory Committee

  • Photo overlooking Angel Island in Marin County
    photograph lifted and altered from the original at the Angel Island website, copyright: Lynn Eichinger, used with permission

    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: 

    • Develops priorities and advocacy positions for legislative issues important to the 36,000 public school students in Marin County.

    • Meets monthly with legislative aides to monitor pending legislation and the State Budget.

    • Contracts with the firm of Frost, Davis & Donnelly to represent Marin in Sacramento.   

    • 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

    Bob Raines, Superintendent​
    Shoreline Unified School District

    A.J.  Brady, Trustee​, Reed School District
    Derek Knell, Trustee, Novato Unified School District

    2020-2021  Meeting Dates

    All Meetings are Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    will be conducted by Zoom unless otherwise noted*
    September 9, 2020
    October 14, 2020
    November 18, 2020
    December 9, 2020
    Date to be determined (Sacramento Seminar)
    February 10, 2021
    March 10, 2021 
    May 12, 2021

    Marin JLAC Legislative Priorities 2020