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Role of the Board (Powers and Responsibilities)
The Governing Board is elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the district’s schools.  The Board shall work with the Superintendent to fulfill its major roles which include:
  • Establishing a vision for the district
  • Establishing and maintaining a basic organizational structure for the district, including employment of the Superintendent and adoption of policies, curriculum, the budget, and the collective bargaining agreement
  • Ensuring accountability to the local community, including personnel, programmatic and fiscal accountability and service as a judicial and appeals body as needed
  • Providing community leadership and advocacy at the local, state, and national levels on behalf of children, district programs and public education
  • The Board is authorized to establish and finance any program or activity that is not in conflict with, inconsistent with, or preempted by law. (Education Code 35160)
The Board may delegate any of its duties to the Superintendent or designee but shall be ultimately responsible for the performance of any duties it delegates.  (Education Code 35161)
Email the Board
Ms. Elizabeth Leon
Ms. Carolina "Caro" Jauregui
Mrs. Linda Small
Dr. Jennifer De Baca
Mr. Richard Hever