Southern Kern Unified School District

The SKUSD Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has been elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the district. The Board shall ensure that the district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the community.
k  Board President, J. Vincent Otis
                                                   First Elected 11/2010
                                      Present Term Expires 12/2018 
Sanchez Board Vice President, Yolanda Sanchez
                                      Elected 11/201
                                      Present Term Expires 12/2020
Mrs. S. Kirk  Clerk of the Board, Sandy Kirk
                                       First Elected 11/2010
                                       Present Term Expires 12/2018  
Mr. Pat Reader Board Member, Patrick Reader
                                      Elected 11/2016
                                      Present Term Expires 12/2020 
Mario Gutierrex - Board Memver
Board Member, Mario Gutierrez
First Elected 12/12/2001
Present Term Expires 12/2018
The Board shall work with the Superintendent to fulfill its major responsibilities, which include:
  • Setting the direction for the district through a process that involves the community, parents/guardians, students, and staff and is focused on student learning and achievement.

  • 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 educational program, and public education in order to build support within the local community and at the state and national levels.
As written in the Policies of the Board 9000 Series