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2024 Board Election

Interested in serving the Cambrian School District as a Board Member?

The Cambrian Community will be electing two (2) members for the Governing Board of Trustees on the Tuesday, November 5, 2024, election.

Governing Board of Trustees

Cambrian School District's Governing Board 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.

The Cambrian Board of Trustees works with the Superintendent to:

  • Provide direction for the District
  • Establish District policies and procedures
  • Ensures accountability
  • Provide community leadership on behalf of the district and public education

The Governing Board makes learning a priority for all students, prioritizing goats and clarifying expectations for positive outcomes. The Board will establish structure, provide citizen oversight and protect the public's interest in preserving a free and equitable public education system. These responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system's accountability to the public. Authority is granted to the Board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, Board Members fulfill these responsibiliti.es 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's 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 Cambrian 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 a member of a governing board of a school District without further qualifications. (California Education Code Section 35107)

Compensation

Members of the Board are provided District health benefits and may participate in the District's Supplemental Retirement Plan in which the District will contribute $80 per month for as long as they are a member of the Board. Cambrian Board Bylaw 9250

Statement of Qualifications

To encourage voters to run for election to the Governing Board, the District shall pay a portion of the filing fees towards the cost of printing, handling, translation, mailing, and/or electronically distributing candidate statements files pursuant to Elections Code 13307. Cambrian Board Bylaw 9220

  • All candidates shall pay a minimum of $500 for the filing fees. Candidates' minimum payment of filing fees will be determined by the number of candidates running per election.
    • In an election year where there are two (2) seats vacant, Cambrian School District shall pay a max of $10,000 towards the cost of printing, handling, translation, mailing, and/or electronically distribution of candidate statements.
  • Candidate statements shall be limited to no more than 200 words. (Elections Code 13307)
  • When the elections official allows for the electronic distribution of candidate statements, a candidate for the Board may, in addition to or instead of submitting a candidate statement for inclusion in the mailed voter's pamphlet, prepare and submit a candidate statement for electronic distribution.

Interested in Running?

If you are interested in running for one of the open Board positions, you may pick up a candidate nomination document at the Office of the Registrar of Voters beginning July 15th. Office of Registrar Voters Website

  • July 15th - First-day candidates may pick up nomination documents from the Office of Registrar Voters (Opens 8 am)
  • August 9th - Deadline to file all required nomination documents (Closes 5 pm)

Contact the Office of Registrar Voters
1555 Berger Drive Building 2
San Jose, CA 95112
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Toll Free Phone Number: 1-866-430-VOTE (8683)
Email: registrar@rov.sccgov.org