- Frances Ortiz-Chavez, President
- Thomas Kensok, Vice President
- Jacqueline Chilton, Clerk
- Carlos Hagedorn, Member
- Jose Hurtado, Member
- Rob Felder, Member
- Joe Schunk, Member
What is the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees is a seven person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of California and Napa County. Each member is elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. The Board is responsible for approving the district's budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district.
The Board President, Vice President, and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.
Where and when are the meetings held?
The Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Education meets twice a month, usually the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Education Center, 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa. (See side bar for meeting schedule)
Are the meetings held in public?
Yes, and the public is encouraged and welcome to attend. Additionally, the meetings are regularly recorded for broadcast on the local cable access TV station, channel 28 and they are also web-cast live on the internet.
Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
Persons wishing to speak on an item listed on the agenda must fill out a "Request to Address the Board of Education" form located at the back of the board room and submit it to the board secretary prior to the discussion of the item. Persons wishing to speak on an item not on the agenda may do so by filling out this form under the section on the agenda titled "Public Comment".
What is the procedure when called to speak?
When called to speak the individual shall proceed to the microphone at the speaker's podium. State your name. Be brief and to the point. (A three minute limit is customary.)