• Contact the School Board

    Lakeport Unified School District
    2508 Howard Avenue
    Lakeport, CA 95453

    Dan Buffalo, President:  dbuffalo@lakeport.k12.ca.us

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

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

    Carly Alvord, Member:  calvord@lakeport.k12.ca.us

    Jen Hanson, Member:  jhanson@lakeport.k12.ca.us

     

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  • Upcoming Meeting Dates

    Regular Board Meeting

    January 9, 2019

    6:00 p.m.

    District Office
    2508 Howard Avenue
    Lakeport

    To view the agenda for the January 9th meeting, click on the link below. The agenda for the regular  board meeting will be posted on Sunday, January 6th on BoardDocs.

     

     

     

    Archived Board Meeting Agendas

    2019 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

Dan Buffalo, President

Dan Buffalo was elected to the board in 2018.  He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Davis, a master’s degree in public administration from USC, and is a CPA licensed in the State of California.  Dan currently serves as the Director of Finance for the City of Ukiah and as an adjunct professor in the Business Department at Mendocino College.  He is the proud father of three children, two of whom currently attend Lakeport Unified schools.  His wife, Megan, is an elementary school teacher, and they have been married over 14 years.

“Learning is an invaluable, lifelong endeavor, and what we do here at our schools must instill that principle in all our students.  I am honored and excited to be a part of providing that experience to them.”

Term expires December, 2020.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

Carly Alvord, Member

 Carly Alvord was elected to the board in the fall of       2018.  She completed K-12 at LUSD, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Business from the University of Maryland, and has been a member of the School Site Council for 6 years.  Carly has served on the Wellness committee, the PTO, volunteered in the classroom, and served on the district’s LCAP committee to establish fiscal and academic goals.

“I believe in transparent, active engagement with parents, teachers, and staff to deepen our collective understanding of student needs.”

Term expires December, 2022.

 

 

 Jennifer Hanson, Member

Jennifer Hanson was elected to the LUSD Governing Board in 2018.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Labor Economics from UC Davis.  Jennifer currently works as a full-time Professor of Accounting and Economics at the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College.  She and her husband Jeff have been married for 22 years and they have two daughters who both graduated from Clear Lake High School.

“An exceptional education is the most important foundation that a society can give to its children.”

Term expires December, 2022.