Board of Education

  • About the Board

    The District is governed by a five-member Board of Education.  Each Board Member is elected by the community at large and serves a four-year term. 

    Functions of the Board

    The primary function of the Board of Education is to act as the policy making body for the District.  The Board is charged with ensuring a quality educational program for students in grades Kindergarten through 8 in accordance with state law and the desires of the community.

    In addition to establishing the District's goals and policies, the Board also engages in a number of oversight roles such as approving all District expenditures.

    The Board of Education delegates the administration of the District to a professional administrative staff headed by the Superintendent.  Individual Board Members have no power to act independently in the name of the Board.  Action can only be taken when the Board is in formal session with a majority of its members present. 

    For further information on the Board's Roles and Responsibilities, please refer to the CSBA website.   

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    Picture of Soma McCandless

    Soma McCandless - President
    Joined the Board in 2014 | Current Term Expires: 2018
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    Kristin Lyn

    Kristen Lyn - Vice-President
    Joined the Board in 2014 | Current Term Expires: 2018
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    Phyllis Vogel

    Phyllis Vogel - Clerk of the Board
    Joined the Board in 2007 | Current Term Expires: 2020
    Phone: (408) 253-9355

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    Dr. Liang-Fang "Liang" Chao - Board Member
    Joined the Board in 2016 | Current Term Expires: 2020
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    Anjali Kausar

    Anjali Kausar - Board Member
    Joined the Board in 2009 | Current Term Expires: 2018
    Phone: (408) 827-8336  

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     Picture of Dr. Craig Baker, Superintendent

    Dr. Craig Baker - Superintendent
    The Superintendent acts as the chief administrative officer of the District. The Superintendent implements the policies established by the Board of Education and is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the district.
    Phone: (408) 252-3000, Ext. 200

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