About the Board of Trustees

  • About the Board of Trustees
    The Board of Trustees is the elected body of citizens who set policy for the Ontario-Montclair School District.

    The Board makes major policy decisions for the district in areas of budgeting and finance, staffing, curriculum, and advance planning. The policies adopted by the Board of Trustees are put in effect by district administrative staff.

    You are encouraged to attend Ontario-Montclair School District Board meetings and take an active role in the educational affairs of your community.

    Board Operations
    The Ontario-Montclair School District must operate in accordance with The Constitution of the State of California, State Legislation, California Administrative Code, Title 5, and the policies and procedures established by this Board of Trustees.

    As the Chief Executive Officer of the Board, the Superintendent is responsible for carrying out its policies. Helping the Superintendent are the Deputy Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendents of Business Services, Instructional Services, and Personnel Services.

    Under State Law, the Board may meet in "Closed Session" to discuss the following: (Note: Closed Session is not open to the public)

    Consideration of the appointment, employment, or dismissal of an employee.

    1. Hearing of charges or complaints brought against an employee, unless such employee requests a public hearing.

    2. Review of negotiating positions and instructions to the Board's representatives with respect to subjects in negotiations.

    3. Consideration of expulsion, suspension, or disciplinary action against a pupil.

    4. Legal matters that come within the attorney/client privilege and/or pertain to litigation.

    5. Discussions with mediators or fact-finders who have intervened as authorized by law.

    The Board also encourages all speakers, whenever possible, to avoid repetition of statements made by fellow proponents on the same subject and place their views in writing for Board information. If questions are to be submitted to the Board, such questions must be in writing. The Superintendent, if requested by the Board, shall provide written responses to such questions subsequent to the Board meeting at which they are posed.