Southern Section

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Southern Section’s President’s Message

Hello Southern Section.
I wish to thank everyone who made our October 11th workshop at Knott’s Berry Farm one of the best events we have ever held.  I especially with to thank Paula Fynboh and Brandon Rainey  of Sandy Hooks Promise, Amy Budd of San Diego’s HEERE Now Program, Bob Mueller of the San Diego County Office of Education and Vicente Bravo of the Los Angeles County Office of Education.  Their presentations were powerful and specific information was delivered.  We are pleased that they permitted our organization to place their power point presentations on our website below.
On this up coming December 7, 2018 we will again be supporting LACOE with their informative morning taking an in-depth look and review of all the new legislation that will be affecting Districts. This is a must for those of you who update your Districts Annual Notification. There will be registration link closer to the date so keep an eye out on our website so you will be able to attend this.
February 1, 2019 we will be putting on a topical forum in Vista. There will be much more information to come on this but just mark your calendar anyway, this is a free event. 
Southern Section put on another amazing workshop July 27 in Palm Springs around SB 395, safe handling of drugs when Administrators must deal with them and OCR, I was thrilled with our full house of attendees. Palm Springs is always a fun destination with their wonderful restaurants, shops and street fair. We will be returning there October 2019.
State Conference is being hosted this year by Bay Section in the Napa Valley at the Silverado Resort addressing many timely issues that school districts are coming across in their day to day activity of business. I highly recommend that you keep checking our website for the opening of registration. Four years ago Bay Section hosted the State Conference there and it was completely sold out.   You won’t be disappointed spending three days with us at this amazing location getting valuable information on best practices so hold open your calendars for April 17, 18 and 19 of 2019.
In Southern, June 7, 2019 we will be having our annual scholarship luncheon where we recognize students that have come from SARB contracts and failing grades to graduation with plans to continue into secondary education. Southern Board awards 6 students with $1000.00 scholarship to assist them in getting a strong start on that pathway. Please if you have a student in mind that has overcome their rocky start in high school to have achieved a diploma, please go on our web-site to find the application and encourage them to apply for this scholarship.
Please do take time to visit our web-site at to make sure you are receiving the most current events that are taking place as well as pertinent information that assists all of us in our jobs.
Till next time,
Jenifer Mendel,
Southern Section President


2018-19 Southern Section Board Meetings

           Date                      Time                      Location             

  • July 26th, 2018           9:00 to 4:00       Palm Springs
  • October 11th, 2018    12:00 to 2:00      Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel
  • December 7 2018      12:00 to 2:00      Following the Legislative Update at LACOE
  • February 1, 2019       12:00 to 2:00      Following the Phil Kauble Forum in Vista
  • April 17-19, 2019 –                               CASCWA State Conference
  • June 7, 2019,           9:30 to 11:00        Prior to the scholarship luncheon


U and I in sUIcide – How WE can address the Crisis in Youth sUIcide 


CASCWA Southern Section is hosting a “Phil Kauble” workshop on Friday, February 1st in Vista, California. 

The Center for Disease Control has stated that suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, resulting in approximately 4,600 lives lost each year.  In California, in 2015, 495 youth, ages 5 to 24, died from suicide. Twenty three of them were younger than 14.

Section 215 of the California Education Code mandates that the Governing Board of any LEA that serves pupils in grades seven to twelve, inclusive, adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention, inter-vention, and postvention. This forum will address how schools can meet this mandate.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the program will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  The location is the Vista Innovation Center, 836 Olive Ave, Vista, CA 92083 (parking in the back only.)  Within a short time, we will be placing specific information on this web page regarding the presenters and workshop materials.  Below you will find a link to the event’s flyer and event registration.  In the event of any questions, please send an email to Jenifer Mendel <>.

Phil Kauble Flyer (2)

To Register Click Here



November 30th Riverside County – Model SARB Recognition Program:   Model SARB RCOE Workshop Flyer

For additional SARB Information click here:

December 7th – Los Angeles County Office of Education: Legislative Update: LACOE December 7 Legislative Update

December 18th  – Orange County Department of Education – Model SARB Recognition Program: Model SARB Training Flyer 12.18.18 (1)


“Administrator as a Lifeguard Workshop”
Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, Buena Park

CASCWA Southern Section held the “Administrator as a Lifeguard Workshop” on October 11, 2018.  The workshop was one of the best events ever to be held by Southern Section.  There were over 125 in attendance and the professional presentations were excellent.   Several of our workshop presenters have been kind enough to grant permission for their power points to be placed on our website as follows:

10-11-18 Program

Sandy Hooks Promise Power Point and Other Files

CASCWA Sandy Hooks Promise(A) Power Point Videos Removed

PDF: CASCWA Sandy Hooks Promise(1)

Link to Sandy Hooks Promise Full Power Point (very large File)

SHP-Five Years of Promise

Evan HD

Secret Service Guide for Preventing Violence


San Diego Youth Services – Here Now – Presentation by Amy Budd

SDYS HERE Now Prevention Intervention
Here Now Screening Tool


Threat Assessment – San Diego County Office of Education – Bob Mueller

Threat Assessment CASCWA


Appropriate Disciplinary Actions – Los Angeles County Office of Education – Vicente Bravo

CASCWA – Administrator as Lifeguard 10-11-18 – Appropriate Discipline PPT


Workshop Flyer: CASCWA Southern Section – Administrator as Lifeguard 10-11-18 Updated Flyer



On July 27th, Southern Section presented a one day workshop focusing on the role of the school administrator as a detective.

The presenters included: San Diego Sheriff’s Department Detective S. Paul Park (Senate Bill 395, Law Enforcement Interaction with Student’s under 16 Years Old);  San Diego Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brian Butcher (Identification and Proper Handling of Controlled Substances) and  United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Right’s Attorney, Brian Lambert.

Below you will find a brief workshop follow-up file.  Once again, we thank those of you who attended.  We hope you enjoy the pictures!

CASCWA Southern Section July 27th Workshop The Administrator as a Detective Memories

CASCWA Southern Section Scholarship Information

For more than a decade, CASCWA Southern Section has awarded scholarships to deserving Students who have benefited from intervention by a Child Welfare and Attendance professional. These students have faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their lives which have made graduation from high school unlikely at best. Nevertheless, aided by a CASCWA member, these students have overcome these challenges and have earned their diplomas. This scholarship program is at the heart of CASCWA Southern Section
We are in the process of updating our Southern Section’s Scholarship information and will send out notification of when the process will be initiated.


Southern Section’s “Phil Kauble Workshop” February 2, 2018

On February 2, 2018, CASCWA Southern Section held an important workshop focusing on the topics of “Title IX” and “Universal Complaint Procedures.”  The workshop was held at the San Diego County Office of Education in San Marcos.  Bob Mueller, not only hosted the workshop, but he web casted the workshop to over 100 educators in the state.  To our knowledge, this was the first web cast of it’s kind for CASCWA.
Attorneys Karin Anderson and Elizabeth Harland delivered an excellent presentation.  Karin and Elizabeth are with the firm of “Adams Silva & McNally LLP.”  Their presentation was solid and clarified many issues associated with the two main topics.
Below you will find a copy of their presentation and a short pictorial memory of the event:

Presentation: Final CASCWA Presentation

Pictorial Memories: February 2 Phil Kauble Workshop Picture Memories


2017 LACOE Legislative Update

The Student Support Division of the Los Angeles County Office of Education held their annual “Legislative Update” on December.  We thank Dr. Victor Thompson and his incredible staff for the excellent event filled with current information.  Below you will find access to the event’s power point presentation and the latest edition of Southern Section’s Connection which focuses entirely on the workshop:

Legislative Workshop Power Point: Leg Update 2017 PPT Final (1)

CASCWA Connection LACOE 2017-18 Legislative Update 12 8 2018

2018-19 CASCWA Southern Section Executive Board Members



2018-19 CASCWA Southern Section Area Representatives






2018-19 CASCWA Southern Section Committees






2018-19 CASCWA Southern Section Members at Large












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