The LVUSD Board of Trustees is the publicly-elected deliberative body for Lucerne Valley Unified School District. They represent community and business leaders for Lucerne Valley, and serve as direct representation of the interests of the community and public.
Board of Trustees meetings are conducted to resolve issues around the District including the concerns of the administration, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the community at large. The Board of Trustees are assembled to meet at least once per month during the school year and at certain functions such as school assemblies and graduation ceremonies.
Board members are entitled to monthly compensation in the form of a stipend that is based on current district enrollment, as provided for in Education Code 35120. Under current enrollment, the stipend total is $120 per month. Board members are also entitled to receive health and welfare benefits that shall be no greater than that received by the district's non-safety employees with the most generous schedule of benefits. (Government Code 53208.5) (BB 9250)
Student Achievement through a rich and varied curriculum: All learners will experience a challenging and relevant learning environment that will prepare them for the future.
A) All board decisions related to student achievement shall adhere to the objectives of the board approved Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Community Relations: Lucerne Valley Unified School District will support and encourage every community member to invest in our children’s future and build shared ownership and participation in our school district through:
A) Seeking community involvement and considering the community a partner in all efforts to educate the students of Lucerne Valley.
- The board will accomplish this by encouraging board members to attend local community meetings representing the district and participating as necessary.
- Encourage community participation at District Board meetings.
- Promote a clear message about positive District activities regularly through the local press.
Budget and Finance: Lucerne Valley Unified School District will develop and implement a financial management system that ensures the highest levels of fiscal responsibility.
A) Board members will work towards a better understanding of the financial system in an intelligent manner. The Board needs to have an understanding of all aspects of budgeting.
B) Ensure that all decisions are supported by our LCAP including:
- Long range budget planning that includes a balanced budget over a three year period.
- Thoughtful review of all practices to ensure long term sustainability.
- Budget planning which is student centered.
- Transparent budgeting processes.
- Board members will play an active role in the development of the annual budget and LCAP.