Board of Education

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Citizen oversight of local government is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States. School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community’s public schools. The role of the school board is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of their communities. Boards fulfill this role by performing five major responsibilities:

• Setting direction
• Establishing an effective and efficient structure
• Providing support
• Ensuring accountability
• Providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district and public schools

These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.

In California, there are approximately 1,000 school districts and county offices of education that are governed by more than 5,000 school board members. California’s is the largest public school system in the nation, serving more than 6 million students — a collective student body larger than the total population of many other states.

  Board of Education Meeting LOCATION

The Board will be respecting recent orders from the Governor of California, the Health Officer of the County of Riverside and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control related to maintaining public health and safety at this time. Consistent with these orders and guidelines, this meeting will be held online only as follows:

For this meeting, there will be no physical meeting location open to the public. The Board encourages members of the public to join the meeting electronically.

  Livestream Links

  Bilingual Public Comment Request Form Information

For this meeting, the Board will accept Public Comments electronically only. Public Comments will be accepted beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

For items of business to be transacted or discussed by the Board, members of the public will have an opportunity to have their public input facilitated prior to the Board's consideration of such item. Public comments will be accepted up until the specific item of business to be transacted or discussed by the Board is considered.

To Submit a Public Comment, please fill out the following form: 


Blue Line

Mrs. Kathy Allavie

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Mr. Tom Hunt

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Mr. Brent Lee

Mrs. Patricia Lock-Dawson

Dr. Angelov Farooq

Student Board Members

Student Board Members

  For any board of education questions, please contact:

 Beth Martin Image Beth Martin
Executive Assistant II to the Board of Education | Ext: 80417