PVPUSD SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
NOVEMBER 8, 2022
Four out of the five seats on the PVPUSD Board of Education are up for election this year.
HOW DOES THE SCHOOL BOARD PROTECT OUR RIGHTS?
We entrust the governance of our schools to citizens elected by their communities to oversee both school districts and county offices of education. In California, the public schools serve more than 6 million students — a collective student body larger than the total population of many other states. Over 5,000 school board members govern our state's more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education. Ours is the largest public school system in the nation.
WHY DO WE HAVE SCHOOL BOARDS?
Citizen oversight of local government is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States.
It’s the foundation that has lasted through the turbulent centuries since our nation came into being.
Board members’ relationships with each other, with the superintendent and other staff, and with the public have a profound impact on a board’s effectiveness. It is vitally important that voters pay attention to the citizens they select to oversee their schools.
The board has a responsibility to involve the community in appropriate, meaningful ways and to communicate clear information to the community about district policies, educational programs, fiscal condition and progress on goals.