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

This meeting will be held in person, in the Board Room, at the Riverside Adult School, and is open to the public. State health and safety guidelines will be enforced at the meeting. To ensure appropriate social distancing, there will be limited seating in the Board Room and face coverings will be required. Limited overflow meeting rooms with television monitors will be available if the main Board Room meets capacity and as always, the meeting will be live-streamed on the RUSD Board Meeting YouTube Channel as noted.
The Board encourages members of the public to join and participate in the meeting either in person, or electronically, through any of the following currently available methods.

  Livestream Links

 Submission of Public Comments

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Click on the images below for Board Member Bios

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Mr. Thomas R. Hunt II

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Mr. Brent Lee
Vice President

Dr. Angelo Farooq

Mrs. Kathy Allavie

Mr. Dale Kinnear

Student Board Members

Student Board Members

  For any board of education questions, please contact:

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