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TUSD BOARD SEEKING APPLICANTS TO FILL VACANCIES:

01.11.17 NEWS RELEASE.pdf01.11.17 NEWS RELEASE.pdf

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is elected by voters within the district’s boundaries to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the district’s schools. Tracy Unified’s Board of Education is composed of seven elected officials who fulfill the following major roles:

    • Developing a long-term vision for the district;
    • Establishing and maintaining a basic organizational structure for the district, including the selection of the Superintendent who works with the Board to implement the district vision;
    • Ensuring educational program accountability and fiscal accountability to the local community; and
    • Providing leadership and advocacy at the local, state and national levels on behalf of children, district programs and public education.
Board of Education meetings are open to the public. Meetings are typically scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month starting at 7 p.m. in the District Education Center Boardroom, 1875 W. Lowell Ave. Meetings are also shown each Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. on local cable Channel 26. 
 

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Meet the TUSD Board of Trustees 

 

Jill Costa, Board President

Jill Costa was appointed to the Board by the District in August 2010, and recently re-elected to the Board in November 2016, now serving her second four-year term.
During the 2017 calendar year, Mrs. Costa will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community committees and organizations:
              • Charter Schools
              • City Schools Liaison
              • Facility Use Policy Review
              • Family Life
              • Legislative Action
              • San Joaquin CSBA
              • TAPFFA
              • Budget (Alternate)
              • Tracy Learning Center Ad Hoc Board Member (Alternate)
Mrs. Costa hopes to bring a positive influence to help the District's ongoing efforts to stop bullying. She volunteered for three years with the West High Track Team and has volunteered in the classroom at Freiler School. Mrs. Costa is a retired AT&T Network Operations Manager and served as the local representative for the affordable food distribution service, The Treasure Box. She is also a member of the state CSBC Disaster Relief team and serves as a Chaplin and as a certified Critical Incident Stress Management volunteer. Mrs. Costa has provided leadership as an executive board member for Women’s Ministry and Missions support with CSBC.
She and her husband, Rudy, have lived in Tracy for more than 20 + years. Their grandson was a West High School graduate in 2010. Her Granddaughter is currently attending West High School.
Mrs. Costa can be reached at jcosta@tusd.net

 

Greg Silva, Board Member

Greg Silva was elected (by County Appointment) to the Board in November 2010 and re-appointed in 2014.  He is currently serving his second four-year term.
During the 2017 calendar year, Mr. Silva will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community committees and organizations:
              • Budget
              • Charter Schools
              • Facilities Advisory
              • San Joaquin CSBA
              • TAPFFA
              • Tracy Parks and Recreation (Alternate)
Mr. Silva has served on several school committees, including Measure E and Measure S School Facilities Bond oversight committees, the District Budget Advisory committee, and the Superintendent’s advisory board. He has also been actively involved with various school site parent action committees and with Merrill West High School Home Field Advantage Athletic Booster Club.
Mr. Silva is an Army veteran and holds a BA in Business Management and an AA in Social Science. He has been employed by Farmers Insurance Group for 33 years and is currently a Special Investigation Manager in charge of regulatory compliance.
Mr. Silva grew up on a small dairy near Atwater and graduated from Atwater High School. He and his wife have lived in Tracy for more than 25 years and their three sons are graduates of West High School.
Mr. Silva can be reached at greg.silva@tusd.net.

 

 
  __________, Board Member 
   _________________ was first appointed to the Board in February, 2017 and is currently serving an unexpired two-year term.
   During the 2017 calendar year, __________will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community committees and organizations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Lewis, Board Member

 
Kelly Lewis was appointed to the Board by the District in January 2013 and was elected by County Appointment in November 2014. Mr. Lewis previously served on the TUSD Board of Education from from 1998 to 2010.
 
During the 2017 calendar year, Mr. Lewis will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community commitees and organizations:
          • Budget
          • CALSSD
          • District Attendance Area
          • Facilities Advisory
          • City Schools Liaison (Alternate)
          • TAPFFA (Alternate)
Mr. Lewis is the Vice President of Chubb Insurance. He is a community volunteer active in Relay for Life, Little League and Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Lewis can be reached at klewis@tusd.net 

  

Sondra Gilbert, Board Member
Sondra Gilbert was elected to the Board in November 2016 and is currently serving her first four-year term.
During the 2017 calendar year, Mrs. Gilbert will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community committees and organizations:
              • Budget
              • Special Ed
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Gilbert can be reached at sgilbert@tusd.net.
   
  
 


Dan Arriola, Board Member
Dan Arriola was first elected to the Board in November 2016 and is currently serving his first four-year term.
During the 2017 calendar year, Mr. Arriola will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community committees and organizations:
              • City Schools Laison
              • Legislative Action
 
   
 
Mr. Arriola can be reached at darriola@tusd.net
   

 

Ted Guzman, Board Member
Ted Guzman was first elected to the Board in November 2006 and is currently serving his third four-year term.
 
During the 2017 calendar year, Mr. Guzman will serve as the Board Representative to the following district and community committees and organizations:
              • Charter Schools
              • Facilities Advisory
              • Facility Use Policy Review
              • Tracy Learning Center Ad Hoc Board Member
              • TAPFFA
He can be reached at tguzman@tusd.net.