Southern Kern Unified School District

    Board of Trustees

  • Mario Gutierrez
    2019 Board President, Mario Gutierrez
    First Elected 12/12/2001
    Present Term Expires 12/2022
  •  Larry Tanksley
    2019 Clerk of the Board, Larry Tanksley
    Board Appointed  9/04/19
    Present Term Expires 11/2020
  • Yolanda Sanchez
    2019 Board Vice President, Yolanda Sanchez
    Elected 11/2016
    Present Term Expires 12/2020
  • Jim Bender
    2019 Board Member: Jim Bender
    Elected 11/2018
    Present Term Expires 12/2022 
  • Carol Robinson  
    2019 Board Member, Dr. Carol Robinson
    Elected 11/2018
    Present Term Expires 11/2020
  • 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