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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees 2023

The Board of Trustees is the governing board of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District District. The Board leads, directs, and oversees the affairs of the District through policy development and accountability. The Board serves, and is accountable to, the community primarily by ensuring the district achieves the results described in the District's Strategic Plan and that it operates according to the values expressed in the Board’s Governance Manual.

The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Board of Education is made up of five elected community members, each who serve four-year terms. The Board appoints non-voting student members from each high school that each serve a one-year term. All School Board elections are nonpartisan and held in November. The Superintendent is the Board of Education's only employee and is appointed by the Board.  

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The Path to School Board Service: Eligibility, Notes, and Requirements


  • 18 years old or older
  • State citizen
  • Resident of the school district
  • Registered voter
  • Not legally disqualified from holding civil office

Important Notes:

  • District employees can apply, but must resign if elected or appointed.
  • Elections are held every two years, often coinciding with local elections.
  • Five board members are elected, with two or three positions open every two years.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Submit a statement of qualifications (per Elections Code 13307) for publication.
  • Adhere to the Code of Fair Campaign Practices (Elections Code 20440).

Board Member Terms:

  • Four years, starting on the second Friday in December after the election.

Filling Vacancies: 

  • Vacancies within four months of the end of a term may not be filled.
  • Vacancies longer than four months before the end of a term require a provisional appointment or election within 60 days.
  • Provisional appointments last until the original term would have ended.