The following is information for those interested in running for the public office of Governing Board member of the Hesperia Unified School District.

Declaration of Candidacy

Eligibility Requirements

Any person is eligible to be a Governing Board member, without further qualifications, if they are 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of one of the three open Trustee Areas of the school district (Areas 2, 3, and 5 on the Board of Trustee Area map: https://bit.ly/HUSDTrusteeMap), a registered voter and not legally disqualified from holding civil office. (Education Code 35107)

Term of Office

The term of office is 4 years and will begin in December of 2022.

Further information concerning this election may be obtained from the Elections Office website at https://sbcountyelections.com/elected-officials-candidates/ or (800) 881-8683.

School districts and county offices of education are governed by boards, not by individual trustees.  While understanding their separate roles, the board and superintendent work together as a “governance team.”  This team assumes collective responsibility for building unity and creating a positive organizational culture in order to govern effectively.

To operate effectively, the Board: 

1. Represents all students and keeps the district focused on student achievement
2. Has a clear unity of purpose
3. Communicates a common vision
4. Works together with the superintendent as a governance team, understanding the separate roles of the board and of the superintendent
5. Governs within board-developed policies and procedures and takes collective responsibility for the board’s performance
6. Governs with trust and integrity, and operates in a dignified and professional manner
7. Treats everyone with civility and respect

Role of the Board (Board Bylaw 9000)
The Governing Board is elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the district's schools.  The Board shall work with the Superintendent to fulfill its major roles, which include:

1. Setting a direction for the district
2. Providing a basic organizational structure for the district by establishing policies
3. Ensuring accountability
4. Providing community leadership on behalf of the district and public education