Board of Trustees

Next Regular Board Meeting

December 12, 2022

In-Person Board Meeting Attendance & Public Comment

  • Public comment may be provided in person during the meeting.

  • The public may address the Board on any agenda item and any item not on the agenda. If you would like to address the Board during Community Comments on any agenda item or any item not on the agenda, individual comment time is customarily 3 minutes per speaker. However, in accordance with the Brown Act (Section 54954.3(b) of the Government Code), the Board may limit the total amount of time allocated for comment on a particular issue, which means speakers may be allocated 1-2 minutes if the number of comments is large. To ensure that all speakers are provided an equal opportunity to address the Board during Community Comments, individual speakers may not “yield” their allotted time to address the Board to other speakers. The Board of Trustees may choose to reserve their responses for discussion and action when the agenda item appears during the course of the meeting. It should be noted that the Board discourages complaints against individual officers or employees of the District during open session.

  • As always, if you would like to send a message to the Board, you can contact all Board Members by emailing board@unionsd.org.

Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

Board Members

Sheila Billings

President

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Current Term: 2018-2022

Sheila Billings has served on the USD Board of Trustees since 2002. She is a public school teacher, currently teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. She holds a Multiple Subject Credential and her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. Her three children attended USD schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Vickie Brown

Member

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Current Term: 2020-2024

Vickie Brown has been a USD Board Member since 2004. Previously a configuration engineering manager, she is now a full time mom. Her children attended USD schools through elementary and middle school.

Doug Evans

Vice President

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Current Term: 2018-2022

Doug Evans has served on the Board since 2017. His children attended USD schools and are currently high school and college students. With a 30-year career in Finance Management, Doug is currently the Vice President of Finance for a company in multi-family home real estate. Mr. Evans graduated from San Jose State and has an MBA from Santa Clara University. He serves as a Board Member on several organizations in the Santa Clara Valley and owns a U.S. Patent on a calming dog toy.

Jennifer Petroff

Member

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Current Term: 2020-2024

Jennifer Petroff has served as a Union School District Board Member since 2016. Ms. Petroff works as a medical social worker, holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her three children have attended USD schools, one of which is a current 8th grade student in the district.

Thomas E. Rossmeissl

Clerk

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Current Term: 2018-2022

Thomas E. Rossmeissl has served on the Board since 2017. Mr. Rossmeissl is an attorney and his children have attended USD schools.

Board Meeting Highlights

November 14, 2022 - Board Meeting Highlights

October 10, 2022 - Board Meeting Highlights

September 12, 2022 - Board Meeting Highlights

August 15, 2022 - Board Meeting Highlights

2022 Board of Trustees Election

Union School District Governing Board of Trustees

Union School District's Board of Trustees is composed of five elected members that serve a four-year term. Elections are held in even-numbered years and terms are staggered to ensure that only two or three seats are open for each election. For the November 8, 2022 Election, three seats in the Union School District Board of Trustees will be open.

The Board of Trustees makes learning a priority for all students, prioritizing goals and clarifying expectations for positive outcomes. The Board will oversee the development and adoption of policy, provide citizen oversight and protect the public's interest in preserving a free and equitable public education system. 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.

In California, there are approximately 7,000 school districts and county offices of education, which are governed by more than 5,000 school board members. California is the largest public school system in the nation, serving more than 6 million students-a collective student body larger than the total population of many other states.

Who Can Run?

Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of California, a resident of the Union School District, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of California from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed as a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications. (California Education Code Section 35107)

Contact the County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters Website

1555 Berger Drive Building 2

San Jose, CA 95112

Monday – Friday: 8:00a​m – 5:00pm

Toll-Free Phone Number​: 1-866-430-VOTE (8683)​

Fax: (408) 998-7314

Email: registrar@rov.sccgov.org​​