Student Advisory Board on Legislation in Education (SABLE)
Delegates from the Student Advisory Board on Education in along with a number of new delegates meet in Sacramento in January as the Student Advisory Board on Legislation in Education (SABLE). They refine the ideas and proposals from SABE to present to the Assembly Committees on Education.
Video Presentation of 2016 SABLE Participants
On February 24, 2016 SABLE members presented their education reform proposals to the Assembly Committee on Education in the senate chambers at the Capitol.
This presentation has been made available online. CASC is grateful to the California Channel: Your Streaming Source For Politics and Public Affairs That Shape California for making this presentation available for viewing. The video segment begins at 00:04:26
How SABLE Works
At SABLE, students are divided into small groups, where they identify and discuss specific problems in the state’s education system. For three 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. In the past, results from SABLE have included altering statewide graduation requirements for high school students, and changes in curriculum. This is the only conference in the nation that allows students to directly voice their concerns to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Education, and the results have made a big impact in our schools.
At SABLE, students have the unique opportunity to follow up on proposals that were created during the Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE) 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 Assembly Committees on Education.
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 or check out a draft sponsorship letter. 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.
For this fiscal year, CASC has been granted $100,000 from the state for scholarships for our program. Scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please apply soon! Click here to access the Scholarship Application.
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Past SABLE Proposals