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Centralia Elementary School District

Board Members

Trustee at Large
Henry Charoen
President, Trustee at Large
Trustee at Large
Art Montez
Trustee at Large
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Vice President, Area 3 Trustee
S Harris Steve Harris
Clerk, Area 4 Trustee

Trustee at Large

Connor Traut
Trustee at Large

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