SABE 2016 • Sacramento • October 30 – November 2, 2016
Student Advisory Board on Education
For more than 40 years, student representatives across California have met annually to find ways to improve our schools. Through the Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE) held each November, students present their recommendations to the State Board of Education and work with the board members to implement their ideas across California.
HOW THE CONFERENCE WORKS
At SABE, students are divided into small groups where they identify and discuss specific problems in the state’s education system. For four days students work long hours, expanding on these issues and brainstorming solutions. On the last day, each group incorporates the solutions they have developed into a proposal, and presents it to the California Senate Education Committee. This is the only conference in the nation that allows students to directly voice their concerns to the State Board of Education, and the results have made a big impact in our schools. Don’t miss out on your chance to play an active role in your education!
After SABE, students have the unique opportunity to follow up on proposals that were created during the conference in November. Though non-SABE delegates are also invited to attend SABLE, SABE delegates are highly encouraged to come to SABLE and present their refined proposals to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Education.
SABE delegates have the honor and responsibility of representing the 6.3 million public school students in California in the only formal student presentation to a State Board of Education in the nation. Because conference space is limited, interested students are required to go through an application process. All high school and middle school students who care about education are encouraged to apply. Delegates are selected for their passion for education reform and their involvement in their schools, communities, and beyond.
SABE DATE AND LOCATION
SABE takes place October 30 – November 2, 2016 in Sacramento.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
All students should be able to participate, regardless of their financial situations. Schools are responsible for the registration costs, although some students do cover their own fees. We understand that time is limited, and we will work with you to ensure proper processing of payments.
Many community groups will also be interested in sponsoring your work at the state level. Please refer to this fundraising guide used by delegates from the 2008 SABE program to obtain funding. Feel free to get in touch if you would like more help and guidance.
Please remember that very few limited need-based scholarships are available for students (on a first come basis) if they are not able to secure funding from their families, schools, and communities. Please contact the CASC office at (510) 834-2272 or email@example.com with additional conference questions.
CASC CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions, or more information, please contact the CASC office at (510) 834-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Sam Goidell, Education Policy Director at email@example.com.
PAST SABE PROPOSALS