Azusa, CA – Azusa Unified Superintendent Dr. Linda Kaminski has been appointed to the California Practitioners Advisory Group (CPAG), a committee made up of educational leaders from across the state who provide the State Board of Education (SBE) with critical input and recommendations on federal Title I responsibilities.

Appointed on Nov. 2, Kaminski joins a group that was initially created by the SBE in March in response to changes in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides school funding under Title I to improve achievement by disadvantaged students.

“I look forward to collaborating with members of the CPAG on ways to be effective stewards of Title I so that our schools can continue to boost the academic achievement of our children,” Kaminski said. “This is a role I take very seriously and I am humbled to be a part of this committee.”

CPAG is composed of superintendents, public and charter school teachers, principals and school board members. The group reviews state rules and regulations to provide input to the SBE on the practical implications of decisions made regarding the Local Control Funding Formula, the state funding system adopted in 2013. The group will also help the SBE create a single accountability system to satisfy local, state and federal requirements. Members serve a maximum of three years on the CPAG.

“Dr. Kaminski is an exceptional leader for the Azusa Unified School District and I am confident that her expertise will bring meaningful contributions to the State Board of Education,” AUSD Board of Education President Yolanda Peña said.