The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) has announced it has information available for citizens interested in running for one of two vacant seats on the Board of Education. Two members of the Livermore School Board of Education will be elected for a four-year term on November 8, 2016. Currently, the seats are held by Board Clerk Chuck Rogge and Board Trustee Chris Wenzel. The Board of Education is the policy-making body of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Its responsibilities include hiring and evaluating the Superintendent, approving curriculum and the budget, and negotiating contracts with the bargaining units in the District. The five trustees serve staggered four-year terms.
All candidate filing documents may be obtained at the Alameda County Office of the Registrar of Voters beginning July 18, 2016 and must be completed by August 12, 2016, which is the official Candidate Nomination Period.
One of the most meaningful contributions a person can make to his/her community is serving on the local Board of Education. In an effort to provide accurate information for citizens to reference while considering candidacy, the District will hold a workshop covering roles and responsibilities of public service as a Board member, as well as the election process. The informal session will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. in the Board Room at 685 E. Jack London Boulevard. Topics will include duties of Trustees, meeting calendar, time lines for candidates, and the California Fair Political Practices Commission rules. Anyone interested in the process is invited to attend, listen, and ask questions.
Being a Trustee of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District does not require a degree in education or a background in politics. However, it does require a sincere interest and strong investment in the community, its children, and their education.
For further information or to receive written materials after the Candidate Information Night, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 925-606-3281.