CISI Testimonials

CISI is a great service for our district. When we need accurate information on curriculum and instruction issues, we check with CISI.

Dr. Ken Parker, Associate Superintendent, Orcutt Union School District

This is the BEST workshop available – It is always time well spent… Peter’s presentation is always “on the mark”. We use the information as a compass for the year.

Bonnie Swann, Executive Director, Newport-Mesa USD

I have participated in the CISI state conferences twice a year and receive the CISI email briefings. The information from conferences and briefings are always current and presented in a manner I can easily understand and use in my daily work. Peter has a unique ability to take Legislative, CDE, Legal, and Fiscal guidance and translate it into language that I can understand an use daily as an instructional leader. In these hard budget times, CISI would be the last service I eliminate. By far it is the more cost effective way to get the most accurate information and guidance.

Robin Schmitt, Executive Director, Antioch USD

I first attended a CISI In-service in the Fall of 2006, and found it very informative and insightful. Mr. Birdsall’s presentations are always relevant, engaging, and current, invaluable to me as a Superintendent. The Fall Program Update Resource Book, in particular, is extremely comprehensive and useful when I meet with my Business Manager or prepare reports to my Board or stakeholders. The Resource Book contains summaries of current issues, details of programs and funding sources, and an exhaustive list of resources for further information. The explanatory power of this book is phenomenal and I would recommend it highly to anyone in Administration.

Ed Gonzales, Associate Superintendent, Fresno USD

CISI has, for many years, been a trusted, well-informed, and responsive source of information. Whether through workshops, e-bulletins, or phone contacts, the knowledge, resources and support provided to members has always been of the highest quality.

Linda K. Rondeau, Superintendent, Pittsburg Unified School District

CISI is an important resource for all district leaders. As Superintendent, I depend on the timely email bulletins to keep me informed on “real time” issues that will impact my district. Peter Birdsall is an expert in crystallizing complex legal and financial issues, and his briefings, workshops, and resource materials are key components of my communications with the Board, management team, and stakeholder leadership groups.

Jacqueline Horejs, Superintendent, Union SD

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