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Board Members



Board Member Vacancy

Effective March 9, 2016


Nakamura.jpg Brian Nakamura, Vice President
Term of Office:  2012-2016
Board Member Since:  2010
Email:  bnakamura@cypsd.org
Sondhi.jpg Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D., Clerk
Term of Office:  2014-2018
Board Member Since:  2014
Email:  lsondhi@cypsd.org
Kern.jpg Candice Kern, Member
Term of Office:  2012-2016
Board Member Since:  2012
Email:  ckern@cypsd.org
Lee.jpg Sandra Lee, Member
Term of Office:  2014-2018
Board Member Since:  2014
Email:  slee@cypsd.org


Role and Responsibilities of the Board*

The role of the school board is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of their communities.

Boards fulfill this role by performing five major responsibilities:

  • Setting direction

  • Establishing an effective and efficient structure

  • Providing support

  • Ensuring accountability

  • Providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district and public schools

These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.  

*California School Boards Association