Board of Education

Citizen oversight of local government is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States. La Mesa-Spring Valley Board of Education members are locally elected and entrusted with governing all of the schools within the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. The role of the board is to ensure that the school district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the community. The board fulfills this role by performing five major responsibilities: setting direction, establishing an effective and efficient structure, providing support, ensuring accountability, and providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district and public schools. These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.

Please see this excellent article about the role and responsibilities of California school board members. More information on school governance is available here: California School Boards Association

Rebecca McRae

Board President
Current Term: 2018-2022
Trustee Area 2

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Chardá Bell

Board Vice-President
Current Term: 2018-2022
Trustee Area 3

Megan Epperson

Board Clerk
Current Term: 2018-2022
Trustee Area 1

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Minerva Martinez Scott

Board Member
Current Term: 2020-2024
Trustee Area 5

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Vacant – Pending provisional appointment

Board Member
Current Term: 2020-2024
Trustee Area 4

Trustee Areas

Board members are elected by the voters in one of five trustee areas within the District. Click the link below to view the current map of the District’s current trustee areas.


Board Meetings

Board of Education meetings are generally held monthly at the district office in La Mesa (4750 Date Ave). All regular meetings are open to the public.  Regular session board meetings begin at 6:00 pm. Closed session begins at 5:00 pm (when applicable). Click the link below to access our online board calendar, agendas, and minutes on BoardDocs.


Board Policies

Click below to access our online board policies and regulations.


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