CAUSA is the California Association of Urban School Administrators. The Association represents over 6,000 front-line managers (both certificated and classified) from numerous school district union/associations in the State of California. CAUSA has existed for over two decades “Empowering Educational Leaders to Improve Working Conditions.” Ultimately, improved working conditions lead to improved student success.
CAUSA delegates from member associations meet bi-annually for a day and a half. Typically, the Fall meeting occurs in Southern California and the Spring meeting is held in Northern California. Member associations host the meetings on a rotation basis. The meetings provide the unions/associations the opportunity to network, strategize, share important labor/contract negotiations information, and allow unions/associations to provide updates through fraternization and collaborative conversations with like-minded leaders.
The synergy and cross-pollination of concepts and ideas has proven invaluable to the participating unions/associations. It is not uncommon for negotiated items in one union to be negotiated into the contract of a CAUSA sister union. Participation in CAUSA is completely voluntary and not mandated by any one entity. This tenet of volunteerism and willing participation is one of CAUSA’s hallmarks. In addition, CAUSA provides tactical strategies for front-line managers who may want to form administrative unions/associations in their respective districts.
To be a member of CAUSA, the union/association dues are $100 per year for each member association and 25 cents per member of each specific union/association. Dues are due in January each year, Example – if your union/association represents 500 members, your dues would be $100 plus $125 ( $0.25 per member) for a total of $225 per year. Each year, CAUSA is growing with new member unions/associations.
Please feel free to contact one of CAUSA’s Board of Directors for additional information on how to join this dynamic organization.