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    Jennifer Williams-Richardson, President

    Carly Alvord, Clerk:

    Jen Hanson, Member:

    Dan Buffalo, Member:

    Phil Kirby, Member:

    Board Policies

    School Board Self-Evaluation

    Upcoming Meeting Dates 

    Regular Board Meeting

    6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    District Office
    2508 Howard Avenue
    Lakeport, CA 95453

    Welcome to our board meeting! The agenda and documents in the agenda packet can be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability. A request for these documents in an alternative format, or for other disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, may be made by contacting the Superintendent at 262-3000. California Government Code Section 54953.2; 42 U.S.C. Section 12132.


    Members of the public may participate in the meeting via Google Meet:  

    ‪(US) +1 352-462-5053‬ PIN: ‪263 105 606‬#

    To view the agenda for the January 10th meeting, click on the link below.

    The agenda for the regular board meeting will be posted on Sunday, January 7th on Board Docs

    Archived Board Meeting Agendas


  • Regular Meeting Dates 2024

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  • 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

    Jennifer Williams-Richardson  

    Jennifer Williams-Richardson, President

    Jennifer’Jen’ Williams-Richardson, received her Associates degree in Interior Design from Harcum College in Pennsylvania. She also currently holds a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification. She has held the positions of PTA President, PTA Secretary and Secretary for the School Site Council in previous years. She has been married for 14 years and has two children currently attending Lakeport Unified School District. She looks forward to being a vital member of the school board and a voice for students, teachers and parents. 
    “The best investment you can make, is in yourself”
    -Warren Buffet

    Term expires December, 2024. 


     Carly Alvord

    Carly Alvord, Clerk

    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, 2026. 

     Jennifer Hansen

    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, 2026 


    Dan Buffalo

    Dan Buffalo, Member

    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, 2024.


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    Phil Kirby, Member

    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, 2024.