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Board Members

Brian Nakamura
President
Term of Office:  2017 - 2020
Board Member Since 2010
Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D.
Vice President
Term of Office:  2014 - 2018
Board Member Since 2014
Sandra Lee
Clerk
Term of Office:  2014 - 2018
Board Member Since 2014
Email:  slee@cypsd.org 
Candi Kern
Member
Term of Office:  2016 - 2020
Board Member Since 2012
Donna McDougall
Member
Term of Office:  2016 - 2018
Board Member Since 2016

Role and Responsibilities of the Board*

The role of the school board is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of their communities.

Boards fulfill this role by performing five major responsibilities:

  • Setting direction
  • Establishing an effective and efficient structure
  • Providing support
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district and public schools

These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.  

*California School Boards Association