Trustee of the Del Mar Union School District Kristen Gibson has completed the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance program. The certificate program defines the roles and responsibilities of school boards and provides governance teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and support an effective governance structure. In order to receive the Masters in Governance certificate, candidates must complete 35 hours of intensive training on the role of the governance team in guiding the district in a certain direction. The program covers student learning and achievement, school finance and facilities, human resources, policy and judicial review, collective bargaining, and community relations and advocacy. “This certificate recognizes a demonstrated commitment to learning, leadership, and effective governance,” said CSBA President and Moreno Valley USD Board Member Jesus M. Holguin. “The Masters in Governance program provides board members and superintendents with the tools to govern effectively in order to better serve California’s students.”