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.

2018 Board Meeting Calendar  

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LUSD Board of Education Meeting

 

Board of Education School Representation

Area 1 - Ms. Bonnie Cassel

TERM 2014 - 2018

Schools

  • Ansel Adams
  • Davis Elementary
  • Houston School
  • Live Oak Elementary
  • Lockeford School
  • Turner Academy at Tokay Colony
  • Victory Elementary
  • Morada Middle

Member Bio

Bonnie Cassel is a former Lodi Unified School District teacher and San Joaquin DeltaCollege Adjunct Instructor, who has proudly served as Area I Trustee for the Lodi Unified SchoolDistrict Board of Education since 2006. Working as a teacher in elementary, middle and highschool classrooms, Bonnie happily served in many different leadership roles including SocialStudies Department Chair, Mentor Teacher, Trainer of Teachers, Master Teacher and Accreditation Chair. Her own three children are graduates of Lodi schools, and three of hersix grandchildren attend Lodischools.   As an Adjunct Instructor for San Joaquin Delta College, Bonnie taught United States History and Women’s History.     A graduate of The University of California at Davis with a BA in History, Bonnie also earneda Masters Degree in U.S. History from California State University, Sacramento. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon College of Education Administrative Licensure Program. Bonnie is also a champion of National Parks. Her recent assignments have included working as a Summer Interpretive Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, Crater Lake National Park and as a volunteer at Yosemite National Park. Bonnie worked as a Research Historian at Columbia State Historic Park, where she authored the book Columbia:  A History of the Gem of the Southern Mines.

Area 2 – Mr. Gary Knackstedt, Vice President

TERM 2016 - 2020

Schools

  • Creekside Elementary
  • Elkhorn School
  • Julia Morgan Elementary
  • John Muir Elementary
  • Manlio Silva Elementary
  • Christa McAuliffe Middle
  • Bear Creek High

Member Bio

Area 3 - Mr. George Neely, President

Term 2014 - 2018

Schools

  • Beckman Elementary
  • Borchardt Elementary
  • Nichols Elementary
  • Lodi Middle
  • Tokay High

Member Bio

Area 4 – Dr. Daryl Talken

Term 2014 - 2018

Schools

  • Henderson School
  • Independence School
  • Lakewood Elementary
  • Podesta Ranch Elementary
  • Woodbridge Elementary
  • Millswood Middle

Member Bio

Area 5 – Mr. Ron Heberle

Term 2014 - 2018

Schools

  • Heritage Elementary
  • Lawrence Elementary
  • Needham Elementary
  • Reese Elementary
  • Joe Serna, Jr. Charter
  • Vinewood Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • Liberty High
  • Lodi High
  • Lincoln Technical Academy

Member Bio

Area 6 – Mr. Ron Freitas

TERM 2016 - 2020

Schools

  • Clairmont Elementary
  • Larson Elementary
  • Mosher Elementary
  • Westwood Elementary
  • McNair High

Member Bio

  • Clairmont Elementary
  • Larson Elementary
  • Mosher Elementary
  • Westwood Elementary
  • McNair High

Area 7 – Mr. Joe Nava, Clerk

TERM 2016 - 2020

Schools

  • Oakwood Elementary
  • Parklane Elementary
  • Sutherland Elementary
  • Wagner Holt Elementary
  • Delta Sierra Middle
  • Plaza Robles High


Member Bio

Outside Lodi Unified Boundaries

Middle College High School

Board Resources

Board Advisory Committees

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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