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About School Board

School Board Officers / Members :

William “Franky” Caldeira, Board President
Email: caldeira.william@lusd.org
Phone: (805) 742-3320

Tom Blanco, Board Vice President
Email: blanco.tom@lusd.org
Phone: (805) 742-3320

Janet Blevins, Clerk
Email: blevins.janet@lompocschools.org
Phone: (805) 717-4160

Sarah Anne Read, Board Member
Email: read.sarahanne@lusd.org
Phone: (805)757-4924

Jerri Thiel, Board Member
Email: thiel.jerri@lusd.org
Phone: (805)291-2520


What is the Board of Education?

The Board of Education is a group of five elected District residents who set policies under which the District operates and adopt the budget. Members serve four-year terms of office; terms are staggered and elections are held every two years. Each year the Board elects its president, vice-president and clerk during the organizational meeting held in December.

The Board, on approval, delegates to the Superintendent authority for all educational, personnel, and business matters related to the District, in accordance with policies adopted by Board, state and federal laws, rules and regulations

When and Where are Meetings Held?

Board meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, (except July, August, November and December) beginning at 5:30 PM in the Education Center Board Room. These are public business meetings, except for closed sessions which are sanctioned by state law for the purpose of discussing matters related to negotiations, personnel, litigation, and other matters specified in Board policy.

Members of the audience have the opportunity to speak on non-agenda items during the "Courtesy to Visitors" section of the agenda, or on agenda items when the item is reached during the meeting and if a "Request to Address the Board" form has been submitted to the executive assistant. Items may be requested to be placed on the meeting's agenda by contacting the Superintendent's executive assistant. The agenda is posted 72 hours prior to each regular meeting. Copies of the agenda are available for public review on the website or in the Superintendent's office on Friday afternoon prior to the regular Tuesday meeting.

All actions of the Board shall be taken only in official Board meetings called, scheduled and conducted according to the by-laws and statutes of the state. Policies will, barring emergencies, be adopted after consideration at two meetings of the Board. The agenda and minutes shall be marked to indicate policy matters. It is understood that the members of the Board have authority only when acting as a Board legally in session


District Mission and Board Goals:

 Mission Statement
The Board of Education is committed to district-wide actions which lead students to develop the skills, knowledge and character traits necessary to become responsible, thriving and contributing members of society.




1. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT & INSTRUCTION - Maximize academic achievement of all students and provide instructional programs and educational opportunities that enable our students to meet or exceed the adopted district standards.
2. COMMUNICATION - Promote positive, effective communication among our community, District, students, staff and stakeholders.
3. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - Develop capacity of all staff to meet the academic needs of all of our students through ongoing professional development and collaboration.
4. CULTURE / SAFETY - Provide a safe and respectful learning environment where each student, parent/guardian, and staff member is valued.
5. COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE – Commit to excellence in education and awareness of Board responsibilities.
a. Participate in annual professional learning.
b. Maintain ongoing review and development of pertinent policies.
c. Monitor student and system performance.
District-wide infrastructure

Lompoc Unified School District Governance Handbook

On October 28, 2014 the Lompoc Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent adopted the attached Governance Handbook.