The Eureka Union School District Board has a five-member board of trustees, each with one vote. The superintendent serves as the board's chief adviser on educational matters and as the district's educational leader. The superintendent does not have voting rights. The EUSD school board represents the people of the district as the legal body that establishes educational policies and sets goals and objectives for the district. These policies and goals are carried out by the superintendent and staff under the board’s direction.
EUSD Board member terms of office are four years and overlap to ensure continuity of board leadership. School board members donate their time, receiving no pay for their public service. They are accountable to you, the Eureka Union School District (EUSD) community, and to the state and federal governments.
Each member of the board is committed to serving the students, parents, staff and community, and work diligently to bring quality education to the district. They share the vision of the district to:
aid in developing learned and inspired global citizens
provide policies and goals that allow students to receive a dynamic, rigorous education that focuses on collaboration, critical thinking, and character development
support a nurturing environment which fosters the healthy academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each individual
support a partnership of students, families, educators, and community members that encourages creativity and celebrates innovation
Citizen oversight of local government is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States. The role of the trustees who sit on locally elected school boards is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of their communities. Boards fulfill this role by performing five major responsibilities. These are:
Establishing an effective and efficient structure
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.