Steve Gallon III, District 1 School Board Member was elected to the National Steering Committee of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) at its meeting held on Saturday, April 7, in San Antonio, Texas.

CUBE helps urban school board leaders find solutions to challenges at the local level and seeks to improve their policy-making effectiveness. CUBE brings together urban school board members to share innovative practices through issues seminars, conferences, legislative advocacy, research projects, professional networking opportunities, specialized publications, and local governance and policy assistance.

Gallon was the only non-incumbent member elected to one of four seats in which he will serve a three-year term and represent the Southern Region. His election makes Gallon the first Miami-Dade County School Board member to be elected to CUBE’S Steering Committee in over a decade.

Founded in 1967, CUBE currently represents over 100 urban school districts in 32 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its member districts educate nearly eight million students in almost 12,000 schools with a collective budget of $99 billion.