Governing Board

Citizen oversight of local government is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States. La Mesa-Spring Valley governing board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing the school district. The role of the governing board is to ensure that the school district is responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of the community. The governing board fulfills this role by performing five major responsibilities:

  • Setting direction
  • Establishing an effective and efficient structure
  • Providing support
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district, and public schools

These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to the school system’s accountability to the public that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the governing 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 students in the community.

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

Caitlin Tiffany

Caitlin Tiffany

Board Member
Current Term: 2022-2026
Trustee Area 1

Rebecca McRae

Board President
Current Term: 2022-2026
Trustee Area 2

Brianna Coston

Board Clerk
Current Term: 2022-2026
Trustee Area 3

Nathaniel Allen

Board Member
Current Term: 2020-2024
Trustee Area 4

Minerva Martinez Scott

Board Vice President
Current Term: 2020-2024
Trustee Area 5

Board Meetings

District governing board meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month at the district office in La Mesa (4750 Date Ave) and are open to the public. Open session board meetings begin at 6:00 pm. Special board meetings and study sessions are scheduled as needed. All board agendas are posted here in accordance with board bylaw 9320.


Board Policies

Click below to access our online board policies and regulations.


Trustee Areas

Governing board members are elected by the voters in one of five trustee areas within the district. Click the link below to view a map of the school district’s trustee areas.


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