State Appointments

Member involvement on state-level governing boards, advisory bodies and other groups is paramount to ACSA's success in advocating for and advancing the needs of California students and school leaders. Following is a list of groups to which ACSA members may request appointment. For further questions, contact Kristy Gilmore at kgilmore(at)

Appointments Process

Those interested in applying for a position on any of the aforementioned state governing bodies must complete the online application provided on the governor's website. Below you will find links to the online application and an index of the statutory positions available for appointment.

To complete the governor's online application form please read the directions you are given after submission very carefully. It is a requirement of the governor's office that you print, sign and mail or fax in the final page before your application will be considered.

To Ensure ACSA Involvement and Assistance

Once you have submitted your application to the governor's office, ACSA may provide advice and also may be able to make recommendations to the governor's office and/or Senate Rules Committee (in cases where senate confirmation is required) on your behalf. If you wish to complete an application for one or more of the state governing body appointments listed on this webpage, please submit your contact information to ACSA and answer the questions below.

State Board of Education (SBE)

The SBE is the K-12 policy-determining body for California. The SBE has 11 members, who are appointed by the governor and serve four-year, staggered terms. Senate confirmation is required for this post.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

The CTC serves as a state standards board for educator preparation for California public schools, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators, the enforcement of professional practices, and the discipline of credential holders. Senate confirmation is required for this post.

Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)

The Public Employment Relations Board has the overall responsibility for administering the EERA, Ralph C. Dills Act, HEERA, MMBA, TEERA, IHSSEERA, Trial Court Act and Court Interpreter Act. The Board itself acts as an appellate body to hear challenges to proposed decisions that are issued by PERB staff. Decisions of the board itself may be appealed under certain circumstances, and then only to the state appellate courts. Senate confirmation is required for this post.

California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

The CalPERS board administers retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million employees in the retirement system, and more than 1.3 million in the health plans. Senate confirmation is NOT required for this post.

California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)

The Teachers' Retirement Board manages all aspects of the retirement system, including setting policies and ensuring benefits are paid in accordance with those policies. It is a 12-member board, and members serve four-year terms. Senate confirmation is required for this post.

State Appointments