Governmental Relations Committee

The purpose of the Governmental Relations Committee of CCSS is to... 

  • Develop and recommend strategies and procedures by which CCSS can influence public policy that supports high quality social studies as a core discipline at all grade levels;  

  • Monitor the work of the Legislative Information Officer and advise and assist CCSS Board of Directors on issues related to legislation and public policy impacting social studies education;

  • Establish, enhance, maintain, and support the dissemination of legislative information to the CCSS membership;
  • Sponsor the Legislative Breakfast at the annual conference;
  • Under the auspices of CCSS, select a recipient for the Civic Action leadership award recognizing actions by a government leader that positively impacts social studies education.

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 Committee Members 2015-16

                    Chair:                       Cricket Kidwell, Ed.D.   

            Chair Emeritus:              Jim Hill
Legislative Analyst/Member:  Fred Jones
CDE Liaison/Member: Vacant
Avi Black
  Katherine Rand


Agenda Sept. 2014 Committee Meeting

CCSS Government Relations Committee Meeting Notes 29aug15.docx

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