Governing Board MembersEach member of the Governing Board is elected to serve a four-year term. Every two years, either two or three positions are filled during the November general election. Board candidates must reside within the district boundaries for one year prior to being elected to office. Arizona law does not limit the number of terms a member may serve.
Contact the Governing Board
Individuals interested in contacting the Governing Board may do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any emails sent to this address will reach all Governing Board members as well as the Superintendent. In order to both minimize the risks of violating the Open Meeting Statutes and comply with the Governing Board’s communications protocol, an individual response from a Governing Board member to this email may be limited. A Governing Board is a collective body, and individual Board member replies may not be representative of the position of the entire Board. District administration may follow up, as appropriate, as well. Your email will be filed in accordance with public records requirements.
*Any written or electronic correspondence sent to School District Governing Board members or staff concerning School District matters is in most cases not confidential, is a public record and may be disclosed if requested by members of the public, including news media.
Role of the Governing Board
The Board is authorized under the laws of the state of Arizona to adopt all needed policies and regulations for the organization, evaluation and governance in the District (Policy BBA). The Board performs the following basic functions necessary to the discharging of its responsibilities - legislative, executive and appraisal:
- The legislative function is the policy-making aspect of the school system. It is the policy of the Board to retain and exercise full legislative authority and control over the schools by adopting general policies or by acting directly in matters not covered by its policies.
- The executive function of the Board is concerned with placing in operation existing Board policy. Most of this function is delegated by the Board to its executive and administrative officer, the Superintendent.
- The appraisal function involves the determination of the efficiency of the school operation and an evaluation of the educational program of the District based on the policies as outlined in the policy manual.