BECOMING A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
Any person is eligible to be a member of the Board of Trustees, without further qualifications, if he/she is:
- 18 years of age or older
- a citizen of California
- a resident of the school district
- a registered voter
- not legally disqualified from holding a civil office
A person is disqualified from holding any office upon conviction of designated crimes specified in the Constitution and laws of the state. (Government Code 1021)
An employee of a school district may not be sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that school district’s governing board unless and until he or she resigns as an employee. If the employee does not resign, the employment will automatically terminate upon being sworn into office. (Education Code 35107)
Please visit the Humboldt County Registrar of Voters website for updated information.
Current SHUSD Board Members:
- Cinnamon Paula – 2024
- Brandy Bremer – 2022
- Christine Doyka – 2022
- Collett Fenske – 2022
- Vacancy - 2024
- Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Website
- School Board Leadership – The role and function of California’s school board (download pdf)
- Humboldt County Candidate Guide 2022 – This candidate guide is intended to be a general-purpose resource for those seeking county, state, and federal offices in the Presidential General Election on November 8, 2022
- Humboldt County Candidate Calendar for the November 8, 2022 Election
CANDIDATE PROCESS & IMPORTANT DATES
Declaration of Candidacy
July 18 – August 12
During this period, candidates must file declarations of candidacy and nomination petitions. The declaration of candidacy shall be executed in the elections official’s office. Candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees. (School Districts and most Special District candidates are exempt.) A candidate shall not be required to execute a nomination paper if the number of in-lieu signatures that meets the nomination requirement on the in-lieu petitions equals or exceeds the minimum number required.
Candidate Filing Documents
Candidates must complete and file candidacy papers in-person with the Humboldt County Office of
Elections. To request candidacy papers, candidates must complete and submit an
Candidacy Filing Documents at the Humboldt County Office of Elections.
The forms are available at the Office of Elections: (walk-ins welcome)
Located at: 2426 6th Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Email: [email protected]
DEADLINE FOR FILING DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY: AUGUST 12, 5 PM
Extension of Candidacy Period
August 13-17, 2022
PUBLIC NOTICE OF VACANCY AND PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT
The June 17, 2022 meeting of the Board of Trustees has been canceled and the current members of the Board of Trustees will interview applicants in an open session at a meeting date to be determined.
The candidate application can be found here: CANDIDATE INFORMATION SHEET.
The June 17, 2022 meeting of the Board of Trustees has been canceled and
the current members of the Board of Trustees will interview applicants in an open session at a meeting date to be determined.
Miranda, CA 95553
and by clicking the link below:
CANDIDATE INFORMATION SHEET
Every public school district is governed by a school board. These board members are representatives of their community, putting the interest of the future of students of the local district first.
The school board consists of citizens elected from their community making decisions about the local public school system based on the community expectations, goals, and needs. School board members are chosen by the public to take the needs of students and implement those into a vision, policies, and goals that will support student achievement.
Basic Responsibilities of a School Board
- Establish a clear vision and goals.
- Be knowledgeable of policies and governance processes.
- Hire and evaluate the superintendent.
- Approve an annual budget aligned with the vision of the local school district.
- Serve as leaders of the community and as advocates for students, the school district, and public schools.
School board members are elected to serve as representatives of their communities. It is imperative for good board members to be aware of the work and expectations that have been set for them. Being aware of the work required of school board members allows for potential candidates to step into the role with a more accurate understanding of the responsibilities. Once elected school board members will be provided workshops and training to familiarize themselves with the roles and responsibilities required of the position. More information can be found in the publication below, "School Board Leadership".
School Board Leadership Pamphlet