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Board of Trustees

AVUSD School Board

Welcome to the Anderson Valley Unified School Board.  As the governing board our mission is to provide the best possible learning environment, strategic direction and guidance for Anderson Valley Unified School District.


All meeting schedules, agendas, minutes, and board policies can be found on Board Docs.  

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Board Meeting Dates:
August 8
September 5 (DATE CHANGE)
October 10
November 14
December 12
January 9
February 13
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
June 13

Special Board Meeting Dates:
April 18 4:00PM 
April 20 8:00AM
April 21 10:00AM
April 26 8:30 AM 
June 13 4:50PM 


Public Hearings:
Learning Continuity Attendance Plan (LCAP), June 11, 2024 4:30 PM
Budget and Reserve Adoption Disclosure, June 11, 2024 4:30 PM
Developer Fee Study, June 11, 2024 4:30 PM

Current Board Members and Terms:
Richard Browning, President. [email protected]. Term Expires 2024
Saiorse Byrne, Clerk. [email protected]. Term Expires 2024
Linnea Totten, Member. [email protected]. Term Expires 2025
Justin Rhoades, Member. [email protected]. Term Expires 2025
Erika Gatlin, Member. [email protected]. Term Expires 2025

The Board is composed of five members elected to serve overlapping terms. The Superintendent of Schools serves as the official member of the Board without the right to vote. The election of Board of Education occurs on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November during even-numbered years, and all members are elected at-large. New board members take office the first Monday in January following the election.

Special Meeting:
Special meetings are held for the purpose of conducting official school district business which needs immediate attention and cannot be postponed to the next regularly scheduled meeting, or is of such an extensive nature that it cannot be completed at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Public Hearing:
Public hearings are scheduled for the purpose of gathering community comment and input regarding matters relating to the conduct of the school district. Action on matters on which a public hearing has been held may be taken at a subsequent regular or special meeting.

Meeting Procedures:
The governing board is subject to the Brown Act and uses Robert's Rules of Order to conduct business.  Here is a link to the Brown Act for download in .pdf format.

Board Meetings
The Board of Education meets monthly on the second Tuesday unless otherwise noted. A brief Board of Education meeting (with consent agenda) held prior to the start of the monthly meeting is conducted if needed. Public input is heard at the commencement of the meeting with the agenda immediately following. Monthly meetings are held at the time and place posted.