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.
Board President, J.Vincent Otis
Elected 11/2/10 
Present Term Expires 11/2018

Board Vice President, Yolanda Sanchez
Elected 11/2016
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