Board of Education

  • The Board of Education consists of five members elected by the five trustee areas whose four-year terms are staggered so one half of the members are elected in each odd-numbered year, commencing on the first Friday in December next succeeding their election.  The Superintendent serves as Secretary to the Board and at least one student representative (non-voting) is selected by the District’s high school students to represent student interests in accordance with procedures approved by the Board. The term of a student Board member is one year and he/she attends all Board meetings except closed sessions.

    The role of the Board is to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the District and ensure that the District is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the community.  Major responsibilities include:

    • Setting the direction for the District
    • Establishing an effective and efficient organizational structure for the District
    • Providing support to the Superintendent and staff as they carry out the Board’s direction
    • Ensuring accountability to the public for the performance of the District’s schools
    • Providing community leadership and advocacy on behalf of students, the District’s education program, and public education

    The Board also approves the District’s budget and adopts all policies and curriculum.  At the annual organizational meeting in December, the Board elects its president, vice president and clerk from its members. 


    North Monterey County Unified School District Governance Handbook- January 6, 2018


    NMCUSD Board Trainings and Workshops from 2012-2018

    • October 24, 2012- Governance Leadership Session (Special Board Meeting)
    • October 25, 2012-Goal Setting (Special Board Meeting)
    • November 13, 2013-Educational Leadership Summit (MCOE/MCSBA Sponsored)
    • April 10, 2014-MCSBA Training on Brown Act, LCAP, LCFF
    • April 29, 2015-Annual Dinner and Organizational Meeting: Preparing Student for College & Career Success
    • May 16, 2015-Governance Leadership Session: Board/Superintendent’s Roles and Responsibilities and Governance Practices with Board, Working Styles, (Special Board Meeting)
    • November 18, 2015-Educational Leadership Summit (MCOE/MCSBA Sponsored)
    • December 3rd-December 5th, 2015 CSBA Conference in San Diego session included: Leveraging Social Media, Enhancing Employee/Employer Relationships Through an Interest-Based Approach, School Facilities 101: The Life Cycle of a School, Building a Culture of Trust, Making Achievement and Talent Development a Reality, Building a More Effective Governance Team, Closing the Achievement Gap Through Attendance Union and District Collaborative Partnership,
    • Funding Our Schools: Fiscal Outlook and Perspectives, STEAM: Redefining the 21st Century Child Using STEAM at Vehicle, CTE Pathways and Partnerships, SEAL: CSS Implementation with
    • English Learners at the Center, Reinventing School Counseling for 21st Century, Innovative Approach to Attendance Boundary Changes in the 21st Century, Scaling Career Pathways: Linked
    • Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence, Bargaining in an LCFF World: More Money Equals More Confusion, Governance that Works, A New Approach to Technology Policies, Ensuring a
    • Preschool Education for All Children in the Community, Negotiating During Times of Change, Making Technology Work in School Districts: SAMR Model, Turn Teacher Evaluations into Transformative Experiences: Teacher Effectiveness, Creating Connections with Industry, District and ROP, The Digital Transition: How and Why Districts Should Do It?, Making California Stronger: Latino Leadership Initiatives, and Creating Conditions to Implement College and Career Readiness Equity and Access.
    • November 30-December 3, 2016 CSBA Conference San Francisco: Session Outlined in Conference Materials
    • January 23, 2016-Governance Leadership: Determine Unity of Purpose-Goals & Priorities, Reach a Common Understanding of Roles & Responsibilities, Review/Update Norms for Sustaining a Positive Governance Culture, Review/Update/Develop Procedures/Protocols that Support Effective Governance (Special Board Meeting)
    • April 16, 2016-Governance Leadership: Review Board Self-Evaluation Process and Tool, Review New Tool and Process for Superintendent’s Evaluation in closed session (Special Board Meeting)
    • September 24, 2016-Governance Leadership Session: Governance Practices, Role, Responsibilities, Update Norms & Develop Protocols, Superintendent’s Goals for 16-17 in closed session (Special Board Meeting) 
    • February 1, 2017- Governance Leadership Session: Review of Items from Board Self-Evaluation Identified as Focus Areas, Review Governance Handbook: Protocols, Board Goal-Enhanced Communication (Special Board Meeting)
    • February 2, 2017- Governance Leadership Session: Board Stays Focused on District Priorities, Supporting the Governance Team (Special Board Meeting)
    • April 27, 2017-MCOE Annual Dinner and Organizational Meeting
    • July 29, 2017- New School Board Members-Candidate Orientation Training (Special Board Meeting)
    • September 23, 2017- Governance Leadership Session: Review and Discuss Board Self-Evaluation- Building a Stronger Team, Review Governance Handbook and Possible Development of Board Goals, Discuss Superintendent’s Goals in closed session. (Special Board Meeting)
    • November 16, 2017-Educational Leadership Summit (MCOE/MCSBA Sponsored)
    • January 6, 2018- Governance Leadership Session: Unity of Purpose, Review Roles/Responsibilities, Update Norms & Develop Protocols (Special Board Meeting)
    • January 26th-27th CSBA Workshop in Sacramento (New and first term Board Members)
    • March 22, 2018-Annual Organizational Meeting
    • April 14, 2018- Governance Leadership Session: Governance Practices, Roles, Responsibilities, Norms & Protocols, Superintendent’s Evaluation-review goals in closed session (Special Board Meeting)

Trustee Area Maps

  • Trustee Area Maps Here*
    *Disclaimer- final "election maps" are located with the election office.  These maps are initial and due to our rural area, some details of roads/locations are not included in this document.  

Governance Team Priorities Established April 2016

  • NMCUSD is a source of pride and the district of choice for our students, employees, and the community.

    The NMCUSD Strategic Plan/LCAP is refined to “foster” student and staff success

    Resources are maximized in order to provide facilities that support 21st Century Learning

    All district systems are aligned to support teaching and learning

    The Board and Governance Team are unified and work to effectively support the whole district and all students