Board of Trustees Vacancy


At present, there is one vacancy on the Cambrian School District Governing Board. The Board determined on October 18, 2018 that they will fill the Board vacancy. If you are interested in serving Cambrian School District as a Board of Trustee member for the next two years, please read the Appointment Timeline and Board Policy & Procedure 9223 below. This seat’s term expires in November of 2020. Applications are being accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at the District Office.                                                                                                                                               

Board Policy 9223: Whenever a vacancy occurs as defined in Government Code Section 1770, or whenever a resignation of a School Board Member has been filed with the County Superintendent of Schools containing a deferred effective date, The Cambrian School District Board shall, within 60 days of the vacancy or the filing of the deferred resignation with the County Superintendent of Schools, either call an election or make a provisional appointment to fill the vacancy. 2. If a provisional appointment is made, it shall be the policy of the Cambrian School District to involve community representatives in the appointment. Board Procedure 9223 available at on the District Information page, Board of Trustees section, Board Policies & Procedures subsection.


Click here to view the Application for the Board Member Provisional Appointment


Board Member Provisional Appointment Timeline 2018

Monday, Oct. 22 - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018: Applications may be submitted to the District office weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., except during lunch (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018: Deadline for submitting provisional appointment application to the District office is 5:00 p.m..

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018: A screening panel will determine which applicants move on to the interview process. Applicants will be contacted if selected to move on to formal interviews.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018: FORMAL INTERVIEWS  During a special Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees will interview candidates and the provisional appointment will be determined. The time of the meeting TBA.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018: The new Board of Trustees member will be sworn in at the public meeting at 7:30 p.m..

Who Can Apply? Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of California, a resident of the 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)




Cambrian School District's Governing Board is composed of five elected members and serve a four-year term.  Elections are held in even-numbered years and terms are staggered to ensure that only 2 or 3 seats are open 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 goals 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 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.  In California, there are approximately 1,000 school districts and county offices of education that 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.

Board Meetings

All Board meetings are held at the Cambrian School District Professional Development Center, 4115 Jacksol Drive Building 7, San Jose, CA 95124. This building is located behind the main office and can be reached by entering the gate to the right of the main building. Regularly scheduled meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held the first and third Thursday of every month, August-June. Special Board meetings dates and start times vary and are scheduled when needed.

Questions? Contact…

For more information regarding the responsibilities of Board of Trustees members, please direct inquiries to Carlena Grandey, assistant to Superintendent Dr. Carrie Andrews, at or (408) 377-2103.