Governance

The California Council for the Social Studies is a non-profit professional organization run by a Board of Directors according to By-Laws and Rules. Meetings of the CCSS Board of Directors are held four times per year: September, January, at the annual conference, and in May. The Board of Directors is composed of a president, president-elect, first vice president, three regional vice presidents, the immediate past president, and sixteen regional directors (matching the regional county office of education regions). Administrative, financial, and supervisory functions are the responsibility of the Executive Committee, seven officers from the Board of Directors including the president, president-elect, first vice president, three regional vice presidents, the immediate past president. A Financial Advisory Committee of three members, including the immediate past president, an appointee of the Executive Committee and an appointee of the Board of Directors will oversee the CCSS budget and expenditures and provide an annual report before the adoption of the budget for the subsequent year.

Standing Committees for CCSS include Curriculum and Instruction, Diversity and Social Justice, Publications, Government Relations, Membership and Outreach, and Professional Standards. These committees meet a minimum of twice per year; once in September in conjunction with the CCSS Board of Directors and at the CCSS Annual conference. To find out more or join a committee.



Elections are held annually through a ballot developed by the Nominating Committee. All CCSS members are eligible to vote. Regional officers serve two-year terms on a rotating schedule.

The By-Laws and the Standing Rules of the California Council for the Social Studies are public documents open to members.

CCSS By-Law 3-13

CCSS STANDING RULES 3-12