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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:

  1. Setting direction
  2. Establishing an effective and efficient structure
  3. Providing support
  4. Ensuring accountability
  5. 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.

Board Members

Jim Long

Jim Long

Board President
Jim.Long@lmsvschools.org
Term expires: December 2020


Dr. Emma Turner

Dr. Emma Turner

Board Vice-President
Emma.Turner@lmsvschools.org
Term expires: December 2020

Rebecca McRae

Rebecca McRae

Board Clerk
Rebecca.McRae@lmsvschools.org
Term expires: December 2022

Chardá Fontenot

Chardá Fontenot

Board Member
Charda.Fontenot@lmsvschools.org
Term expires: December 2022

Megan Epperson

Megan Epperson

Board Member
Megan.Epperson@lmsvschools.org
Term expires: December 2022

Trustee Areas

In response to the California Voting Rights Act, board members will be elected by trustee area beginning with the November 2020 election.  This means that each member of the Board will be elected by one of five subdivisions of the District, also known as “trustee areas.”  A map of the current trustee areas is available here.  This change will not impact the current terms of Board members, but in the future voters will only vote once every four years for the Board member from their trustee area. 

Board Meetings

Board of Education meetings are generally held monthly at the district’s Education Service Center in La Mesa (4750 Date Ave). All regular meetings are open to the public. 

Board Agendas & Minutes

Regular session board meetings begin at 6:00 pm. Closed session begins at 5:00 pm (when applicable).

Click here to view our board agenda and minutes on BoardDocs

Board Policies

http://www.gamutonline.net/indexframes.html

The public may access La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board Policies by clicking onto the website above and when prompted type: 
Username:   public
Password:    lmsvsd

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