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.


Picture of Board Vice President Sandy Kirk
Board President
Sandy Kirk
First Elected
11/2/2010
Present Term
Expires 12/2014
Picture of Board President Scott Starkey
Board Vice President
Scott Starkey
First Elected
11/6/2007
Present Term
Expires 12/2016
Picture of Board Member Patrick Reader
Clerk of the Board
Patrick Reader
First Elected
11/6/2012
Present Term
Expires 12/2016

Picture of Board Member Mario Gutierrez
Board Member
Mario Gutierrez
First Elected
12/12/2001
Present Term
Expires 12/2014
Picture of Clerk of the Board Member J. Vincent Otis
Board Member
J. Vincent Otis
First Elected
11/2/2010
Present Term
Expires 12/2014

The Board shall work with the Superintendent to fulfill its major responsibilities, which include:


  1. 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.
  2. Establishing an effective and efficient organizational structure for the district.
  3. Providing support to the Superintendent and staff as they carry out the Board's direction.
  4. Ensuring accountability to the public for the performance of the district's schools
  5. 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





Meeting Dates

The Board now meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7 pm in the School District Board Room.

If there is a closed session, it normally precedes the open session and starts at 6 pm.


Board Agendas


Mission/Vision Statement, Core Values



SKUSD Mission Statement Poster

SKUSD Vision Statement Poster

SKUSD Core Values Poster


Screenshot of Kern County Superintendent of Schools Site

Screenshot of California Department of Education Site