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Board of Education Contacts

Mia Bonta
President
Elected in 2018
Term: 2018-2022
510-337-7187 

mbonta@alamedaunified.org

 

Gray Harris
Vice President
Appointed in 2015
Elected in 2016
Term: 2016-2020 

510-337-7187
gharris@alamedaunified.org

 

Gary K. Lym
Clerk
Elected in 2014, 2018

Term: 2014-2022
510-298-1280 Direct
510-337-7187 Main
gklym@alamedaunified.org 

 

Ardella Dailey, Ed.D.
Trustee

Elected in 2016

Term: 2016-2020 
510-337-7187

adailey@alamedaunified.org

 

Jennifer Williams
Trustee
Elected in 2016
Term: 2016-2020
510-337-7187 

jennwilliams@alamedaunified.org

 

Student Board Members

Aidan Byrne-Sarno

ASTI

aidbyr281@ausdg.us

 

Lily Conable

Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School

lilcon101@ausdg.us

 

Lydia Peterson

Alameda High School

 

For information on Board meetings, committees, or policies, please contact:

Kerri Lonergan
510-337-7101 

klonergan@alamedaunified.org

  

Board of Education

About AUSD's Board of Education

A five-member Board of Education oversees the Alameda Unified School District. Members are elected at-large and serve four-year terms.

The Board acts in the best interests of all students, reviews and approves the budget, authorizes expenditures, employs the Superintendent, and adopts a vision, mission, guiding principles, and policies within the limits of the State Education Code. Board members are accessible to the community and integrate public input into their deliberations and decision-making.

For information on speaking at a board meeting or for an explanation of terms, please click here.

Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles

Vision

Adopted August, 2009

We believe that our diverse community of students, given a rigorous academic program in an inclusive, safe and secure environment, will be prepared to be responsible citizens.
 

Mission

Revised January, 2012

AUSD will effectively use our limited resources to ensure that every student succeeds.

 

Guiding Principles

Revised January, 2012

  1. All students have the ability to achieve academic and personal success.

  2. Teachers must challenge and support all students to reach their highest academic and personal potential.

  3. Administrators must have the knowledge, leadership skills, and ability to ensure all students succeed.

  4. Parental involvement and community engagement are integral to the success of all students.

  5. Accountability, transparency, and trust are necessary at all levels of the organization.

  6. Allocation of funds must support our vision, mission, and guiding principles.

  7. All employees must receive respectful treatment and professional support to achieve district goals.

Student Board Members

The Board also includes a Student Board Member from Alameda High School, Encinal High School, Island High School, and the Alameda Science & Technology Institute (ASTI).

The duties of the Student Board Members include:
  • Providing continuing input for Board deliberations
  • Strengthening communications between the Board and District students
  • Representing all students and facilitating the discussion of all sides of issues
Student Board Members may cast preferential votes prior to the official Board vote.

Board Committees and Appointments - 2019

 

 Board Committee

 

 Purpose

Board Member

for 2019

City/School Joint Subcommittee

Informational discussions facilitated by the Mayor/City Manager and Board President/Superintendent on

areas of mutual interest

Ardella Dailey

Jennifer Williams

Wellness Advisory Council

Responsible for implementation of Wellness Policy through outreach to sites and eventual development of Wellness site councils

Gary K. Lym

Jennifer Williams

Board Policy Subcommittee

 

Reviews recommended changes to Board Policies

Mia Bonta

Gary K. Lym

AUSD/Peralta Community College Joint Subcommittee

Informational discussions facilitated by AUSD Superintendent and Board Members and Peralta Community College Trustee(s) on areas of mutual interest

Ardella Dailey

Gary K. Lym

 

 

Non-AUSD Committee

 

Purpose

Board Member

for 2019

Alameda County School Boards Association (ACSA)

Alameda County School Board members’ networking and information sharing

Mia Bonta

Gary K. Lym (alt)

Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth, and Families (ACCYF)

Joint committee of the City, County, and District focused on improving opportunities for Alameda youth

Mia Bonta

Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board

The Redevelopment Oversight Board shall meet with the City of Alameda in its capacity as Successor Agency of the City

Gray Harris