Board of Education


The Lodi Unified School District has a seven-member Board of Education, with each Board member representing one of seven identified geographical areas within the school district. Board members must live in and are elected by their identified area.  They serve a four-year term of office.

In addition to establishing district policy, the Board of Education defines the educational goals of the district, approves curriculum, textbooks, and courses of study; adopts an annual budget; employs personnel; and makes decisions on school facility matters.

The Board welcomes the public to attend and participate in their meetings.


bonniecassel.gifMs. Bonnie Cassel

Area 1
 Member Bio 
Term: 2014 - 2018

Gary KnackstedtMr. Gary Knackstedt
Vice President

Area 2
Term:  2016 - 2020

George Neely.jpgMr. George Neely
Area 3
Term: 2014 - 2018


Dr. Talken - 12-2014.2.jpgDr. Daryl Talken

Area 4
Term: 2014 - 2018


Ron Heberle.jpgMr. Ron Heberle

Area 5
Term: 2014 - 2018


Ron FreitasMr. Ron Freitas
Area 6
Term: 2016 - 2020


joenava.jpg Mr. Joe Nava

Area 7
Term: 2016 - 2020