About School Board
School Board Officers / Members :
Steve Straight - President
Dick Barrett - Vice President
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:
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.
Board of Education Goals
1. Provide high quality instructional programs and educational opportunities that challenge our students to maximize their learning and help them reach their full potential.
2. Develop competency and leadership skills of staff and leaders within our organization through ongoing professional development and collaboration.
3. Develop a culture of service across the school district and provide a clean, safe, respectful, and cooperative environment where all members of the learning community (staff, students and parents) are valued.
Adopted by the Board of Education on September 22, 2015
LUSD BOARD FILLS Board Vacancy
The Lompoc Unified School District Board of Education interviewed seven candidates for the purpose of filling the vacancy on the Board created by Mr. King’s death on December 18, 2017. According to the Education Code, the Board had the option of calling for a special election or filling the vacancy by provisional appointment. Due to the cost of conducting a special election, which would be paid from the Lompoc Unified School District’s general fund, the Board opted to make an appointment. The following individuals submitted applications: Gloria Grijalva, Ken Main, Douglas Dunlap, Megan Bowker, Ronald Lischka, Janet Valenzuela and Amanda Ochoa.&nbs On Friday, February 2, the Board held a special meeting and interviewed the candidates at 20- minute intervals. Each candidate was asked the same questions. President Steve Straight commended all the candidates and expressed appreciation for their interest in serving on the Board. Mr. Straight announced the Board had appointed Gloria Grijalva to serve on the Board of Education until the election in November 2018.
Trevor McDonald, Superintendent of School, commented, “We are thrilled to have such a quality individual supporting all students in the Lompoc Unified School District.”
Nombramiento al Consejo Escolar del LUSD
El Consejo de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lompoc entrevistó a siete candidatos con el propósito de cubrir la posición vacante en el Consejo creada por el fallecimiento del Sr. King el 18 de diciembre 2017. De acuerdo al Código Educativo, el Consejo tenía la opción de convocar a elecciones especiales o cubrir la vacante con un nombramiento provisional. Debido al costo de conducir una elección especial, que sería financiada con fondos del presupuesto general, el Consejo optó por hacer un nombramiento.
Las siguientes personas sometieron aplicaciones: Gloria Grijalva, Ken Main, Douglas Dunlap, Megan Bowker, Ronald Lischka, Janet Valenzuela y Amanda Ochoa.
El viernes 2 de febrero, el consejo efectuó una junta especial y entrevistó a los candidatos en intervalos de 20 minutos. A cada candidato se le hicieron las mismas preguntas. El Presidente Steve Straight elogió a todos los candidatos y expresó su agradecimiento por su interés en servir en el Consejo. El Sr. Straigh anunció que el Consejo nombró a Gloria Grijalva para servir en el Consejo de Educación hasta las elecciones de noviembre 2018.
Trevor McDonald, Superintendente de Escuelas, comentó, “Estamos muy contentos de tener a una persona de tal calidad apoyando a todos los estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lompoc.”
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.