STSIG's Board of Directors is comprised of one representative and one alternate from each our participating members, who consist of school districts, a regional occupational program, a community college, and county offices of education.
The Board of Directors delegates authority to a 9-member Executive Committee, which meets regularly with SIA's Executive Director and management staff to address specific policy issues and oversee the business of the JPA.
The Executive Committee members are comprised of one representative from the community college, high school district, a unified school district, and one additional member from any categories; elementary school districts are represented with members from those with less than 300 ADA, from 301-900 ADA, and greater than 900 ADA; and a member from each county office of education. STSIG particularly benefits from the inclusive nature of the board, ensuring that all members have a voice in the decisions of the JPA no matter how small they are.
Standing committees serve the Executive Committee and include Finance/Audit, Health & Welfare, and Worker’s Compensation. In addition, ad hoc committees are created as needed to advise the Executive Committee on issues of interest and concern.
Joint Powers Authority
What is a Joint Powers Authority?
In the mid-1970s, the California Legislature amended the Government Code to add the ability for two or |more public agencies to join together, under a joint powers authority (JPA), to provide more effective or efficient government services or to solve a service delivery problem. With this came the ability to lower premiums to their members and reduce taxpayer dollars.
Joint Powers Board
Each member of STSIG has a Board resolution adopted to identify the positions or individuals who are the voting representatives to the Joint Powers Board. Each member has an official representative and an alternate who may represent their district on actions of the Joint Powers Board. Some of the key responsibilities of this Board are to:
- Elect a nine member Executive Committee who shall be the officers of the Board.
- Determine Insurance Programs Offered, Retention Levels and Set Rates.
- Authorize Staff Positions and set Compensation/Benefit levels.
- Declare Program Dividends or make Rate Assessments if necessary
- Approve New Members Set and Administer Joint Powers Agreement Bylaws and Policy
This is a nine member Standing Committee of the Board established to provide ongoing operational oversight of the JPA. The Executive Committee typically meets on a quarterly basis and is charged with the following key responsibilities:
- Hires staff authorized by the Joint Powers Board.
- Evaluates the Executive Director and provides program direction.
- Develops programs for consideration of the Joint Powers Board.
- Responsible for development of recommendations to the Joint Powers Board for Program Retention Levels, Rates, Dividends, Membership, Positions and Compensation.
- Approval of Contracts for Consultants, Brokers and Administrators managing JPA Programs.
- Provides direction to claims administrator for claims handling and approval of settlements.
- Establishes Program and Operational policy for programs and staff