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    Lakeport Unified School District
    2508 Howard Avenue
    Lakeport, CA 95453

    Dennis Darling, Board President:  ddarling@lakeport.k12.ca.us

    Phil Kirby, Clerk:  pkirby@lakeport.k12.ca.us

    Lori Holmes, Member:  lholmes@lakeport.k12.ca.us

    Tom Powers, Member:  tpowers@lakeport.k12.ca.us

    Lynn Andre, Member:  landre@lakeport.k12.ca.us


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  • Upcoming Meeting Dates

    Special Board Meeting

    October 4, 2018

    2:00 p.m.

    District Office
    2508 Howard Avenue


    Regular Board Meeting

    October 4, 2018

    6:00 p.m.

    District Office
    2508 Howard Avenue

    To view the agendas for the October 4th meetings, click on the link below. The agenda for the regular  board meeting will be posted on Monday, October 1st  on BoardDocs.




    Archived Board Meeting Agendas

    2018 Meeting Dates

  • Our Mission

    Provide high quality educational opportunities

    Challenge all individuals to achieve excellence

    Prepare students to participate in a technological world

    Foster understanding and respect for the diversity of cultures, and the uniqueness of the individual

    Encourage healthy living

    Promote civic and personal responsibility in a safe, mutually respectful environment

    The Mission will be accomplished by a strong partnership of students, families, staff, and community advocating a rigorous standards-based curriculum and vital life-enriching programs and activities.

School Board

The Lakeport Unified School District Board of Education is a five-member Board, elected from the school district at large. Each member serves a four-year term. A student representative is also selected annually by Clear Lake High School to serve on the LUSD Board. Our Board meets monthly and holds occasional workshops. The public is always invited to attend the meetings, and the agendas are available at the District Office.

The role of the Board is to serve as a policy-making body for the school district. The Board is charged with providing the best possible education for the children of the Lakeport Unified School District in accordance with federal and state laws. Among the Board’s numerous duties is the adoption of the annual budget, approval of all expenditures, employment of personnel, approval of the curriculum, textbooks, and courses of study, approval of facility plans and construction contracts. Action can only be taken when the Board is meeting in formal session with a majority of its members present.

If you have any questions regarding the School Board, please contact the Superintendent at (707) 262-3000.

School Board Members

dennis-darlingDennis Darling,  President

Dennis Darling, recently elected president, has served on the LUSD Governing Board for 11 years and during many of those years he served as president of the board.  Dennis and his wife have successfully owned and operated grocery stores in Lake County for almost 30 years.

He is a 31 year resident of Lakeport and has had two children and numerous exchange students graduate from Clear Lake High School.

“It is my hope to foster a culture of continuous improvement, to advocate for public education and provide outstanding education to the children of our district.”

Term expires December, 2018.

phil-kirby Phil Kirby, Clerk

Phil Kirby,  has served on the LUSD board for 5 years.  He is a retired Lake County educator serving 27 years as a secondary school administrator and 4 years as a superintendent. Within that period of time, he was the director of the Lake County Court/Community Schools for 20 years. Phil earned a BA from CSU Sacramento and a Master’s Degree from University of San Francisco. Phil’s wife is a retired principal. His daughter is a school principal and his son is a CHP Officer.

“I believe joy is the essence of learning.”

Term expires December, 2020.



Lori Holmes, Member

Lori Holmes was elected to the board in the fall of 2011. She received an undergraduate degree from University of California San Diego and a Master’s of Science from UC Davis. Lori has worked as a registered dietician for 20 years and currently is a renal dietician. Lori has two children attending school in the district and her husband is a veterinarian in Lakeport.

“I believe optimum health is necessary for students toachieve academic excellence and to become productive members of our community. I would like to promote a healthy lifestyle for our students by focusing on improving eating habits and increasing physical activity.”

Term expires December, 2020.



School Board (14)f  Thomas W. Powers, Member

Tom Powers has served on the LUSD board for 9 years.           He  is a graduate of Clear Lake High School and earned an     electrical engineering degree from University of Pacific.         Tom is the owner of Lake County Electric Supply. His two     children attend school in the district and he also               volunteers  as a wrestling coach at Clear Lake High School.

   “I hope to help create and support a district culture that          provides an exciting academic atmosphere for student        learning and a positive work environment enabling staff                                              growth and development.”

Term expires December, 2018.



Lynn Andre   Lynn Andre, Member

   Lynn Andre was appointed to the board in December               2016.  Lynn received a Bachelor of Arts from CSU Chico.  She first came to the field of education by providing  occupational therapy services to students. She then began  working as a site supervisor for the Healthy Start program  with the Lake County Office of Education. As the Director  of Special Programs for LUSD for eight years, she provided  numerous support services to students and families.  She  has two children who attended K-12th grade in the district.                                               Both of her daughters and her husband are teachers in local                                                school districts.

                                                    “Education is an opportunity for everyone in every phase of                                                             life”.

Term expires December, 2018.