Mendocino County Board of Education
The Mendocino County Board of Education derives its powers from the Constitution of California (Article 9, Section 7) and from California Education Code. The Mendocino County Board of Education consists of five trustees based on the Mendocino County Supervisorial Districts. Board members are elected to four-year terms and must reside in their respective trustee areas. A president and a vice-president are elected by the Board at its annual organizational meeting in December. A quorum of three members is required to conduct official business.
The County Board of Education is committed to providing the leadership necessary to meet the educational needs of a multicultural and diverse student population to increase student success. Click here to view the Board of Education's Goals.
Board Meeting Time and Place
Regular meetings of the board are typically held the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The meetings are held throughout the county, check the board calendar for dates and locations.
Board Meeting Procedures
All Board actions authorized or required by state law must take place in open session to give the public an opportunity to be heard. Board members are to receive agendas and related materials in advance of each meeting, allowing time for preparation. Agendas and other board materials are available to the public at the meeting. Agendas must be posted at the County Office building 72 hours before the meeting.
How to Address the Board
Government Code provides that every agenda for regular and special meetings must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address the Board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. No action shall be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda unless it is a continued matter or the board finds by a two-thirds vote that the need to take action arose and came to its attention subsequent to the posting of the meeting agenda. The Board may direct staff to place matters on future agendas. The public may address the Board during the agenda item Remarks from the Public or during the Board's consideration of an item on the agenda. The president of the Board may regulate the length of public comments.
In accordance with the California Education Code and other regulations and laws, the Mendocino County Board of Education serves as the governing board for the schools and programs operated by the County Superintendent of Schools. The board also:
These are non-decision making teams that share a relationship with the county board. Liaisons meet regularly with the individual department staff and provide a report to the full board during their regularly scheduled board meetings.
Program Liaisons for 2014:
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Area 1 - Camille Schraeder
Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Talmage. Term Expires 2017
Area 2 - Mary Misseldine
Ukiah. Term Expires 2017
Area 3 - Charline Ford
Covelo, Laytonville, Willits.
Term Expires 2015
Area 4 - Stephanie Stratford Hoy
Leggett, Westport, Ft. Bragg.
Term Expires 2015
Area 5 - Donald Cruser
Mendocino, Manchester, Pt Arena, Navarro, Philo, Boonville, Hopland. Term Expires 2017
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