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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.


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  Bilingual Public Comment Request Form Information


For this meeting, there will be no physical meeting location open to the public. The Board encourages members of the public to join and participate in the meeting electronically through any of the following currently available methods:

1) The Board will accept Public Comments submitted electronically beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, through the following submission link: bit.ly/rusdinput

2) Public Comments may also be submitted by contacting Beth Martin, Executive Assistant to the Board of Education at 951-788-7135 extension 80417 beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. You will be prompted to leave a voicemail, including your name, telephone number, address and topic you wish to speak on, prior to leaving your public comment on the voicemail. You are not required to provide the information requested; you may still leave your comment on the voicemail without the requested information. Providing the requested information however, will enable staff to contact you directly if there are any issues encountered in facilitating your public comment. Public Comments submitted on the voicemail will be transcribed and read in the same manner as Public Comments which are submitted electronically.

3) Members of the public also have the opportunity to join the meeting through Zoom to directly voice their comments to the Board. Instructions for how to enter the meeting for this purpose are found in the attached link: bit.ly/rusdinput

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

BILINGUAL PUBLIC COMMENT REQUEST FORM

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Mrs. Kathy Allavie
President

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Mr. Tom Hunt
Vice-President

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Mr. Brent Lee
Clerk



Mrs. Patricia Lock-Dawson
Member



Dr. Angelov Farooq
Member

Student Board Members

Student Board Members
2019-2020


  For any board of education questions, please contact:



 Beth Martin Image Beth Martin
Executive Assistant II to the Board of Education
Emartin@riversideunified.org | Ext: 80417