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Centralia Elementary School District

Board Members

Trustee at Large
Henry Charoen
Clerk
714-267-8380
henry_charoen@cesd.us
Trustee at Large
Art Montez
President
714-914-3154
art_montez@cesd.us
AREA 3
Elizabeth Gonzales
Area 3 Trustee
AREA 4
S Harris Steve Harris
Area 4 Trustee
714-827-9501

Trustee at Large

Connor Traut
Vice President
714-747-6766
connor_traut@cesd.us

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