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Our Board of Trustees

Front row from left: Lynn MacDonald, Maureen “Mo” Ward, Kathleen Geary. 
Back row: Charles “Chick” Wallgren, Superintendent George S. Sziraki, Ron Oates.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS
Mrs. Kathleen Geary (Term Expires 2016) 
kgeary@puhsd.k12.ca.us 
Mrs. Lynn MacDonald, President (Term Expires 2016) 
lmacdonald@puhsd.k12.ca.us Mr. Ron Oates (Term Expires 2014) 
roates@puhsd.k12.ca.us 
Mr. Charles "Chick" Wallgren, (Term Expires 2014) 
cwallgren@puhsd.k12.ca.us 
Ms. Maureen "Mo" Ward, Clerk (Term Expires 2014) 
mward@puhsd.k12.ca.us 
George S. Sziraki, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent 
gsziraki@puhsd.k12.ca.us

SUPERINTENDENT & BOARD MEMBER CONTACT: LISA BURLISON
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & the Board 530.886.4405 or lburlison@puhsd.k12.ca.us 

ROLES OF THE BOARD
As the official governing body of the District, the Board:
  • Is a trustee for students
  • Hears the views of the public
  • Sets District policies and goals
  • Decides how to prioritize and spend District funds
  • Maintains relationships with other school boards and related organizations
  • Oversees employee relations and approves contracts
  • Establishes curriculum and standards 
The Superintendent of the District serves as the chief executive officer, manages district staff, and ensures that Board policies are carried out. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD
As the policy making body for the Placer Union High School District, the Board of Trustees is charged with providing a quality public education program for the residents of the Placer Union High School District in accordance with the California Constitution, State Education Code, other state and federal laws, adopted Board policies, and hears the desires expressed by the community. As elected officials, Board members are state officers responsible for the governance of the school district, which is considered a subdivision of the state. Beyond the establishment of school district policies, the Board is responsible for adoption of the annual budget and approval of all expenditures; employment of personnel; approval of curriculum, textbooks and courses of study; and decision making relative to the purchase, planning and construction of all school district property. Board members have no power to act individually in the name of the entire Board. Action can only be taken when a majority of the Board is in formal session.
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