Our Board of Trustees
Community Leaders Entrusted with the Lives of Our Children
Our District is fortunate to have five elected volunteer citizens who feel passionately about ensuring that the school district provides our children with the knowledge, skills and ambition to fulfill their greatest dreams.
The Trustees have a combined 35 years of experience as members of the Governing Board. They frequently visit schools and devote many long hours to studying materials in order to make important educational and financial decisions for our District.
The trustees typically meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise posted) at 7:30 P.M. in the District Office Board room, located at 2000 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg. Meeting norms include keeping the focus on the best interest of our students, listening actively to all ideas, communicating openly and honestly, respecting differences, and staying focused on the goals of the District. The trustees invite public comment at Board meetings. Comments are typically limited to a three minute limit for each individual on each agenda item. Time limits may be adjusted if there are a large number of members of the public who wish to comment.
Trustees (from left to right): Joe Arenivar term of office 12/12 - 12/14, Dr. Laura Canciamilla term of office 12/12 - 12/16, Vincent S. Ferrante term of office 12/12-12/14, Duane Smith (appointed) term of office 3/11/13 - 11/14, George Miller term of office 12/12 - 12/16, ,
BOARD GOALS (Approved June 22, 2011):
(1) All Schools and their student subgroups will attain a score of 800 or higher on the Academic Performance Index (API) by 2014. Schools and student subgroups that attain a score of 800 will continue to meet annual growth targets.
(2) The Board will allocate resources to support all goals while maintaining fiscal solvency in the multi-year budget plan.
(3) All schools and classrooms will respond to student and staff needs by providing an environment where all students and staff feel emotionally and physically safe, valued, and acknowledged, as measured by an annual survey of students, parents and staff beginning academic year 2011-12.
(4) Beginning academic year 2011-12, all district facilities will be reviewed quarterly for cleanliness, operational integrity and safety using a standardized rating system to ensure established standards are maintained.
(5) Beginning in academic year 2011-12, the Board, all district departments and all schools will utilize current technology to communicate and interact with all stakeholders on a monthly basis during each school year.