Governing Board

School Board Members

The Cabrillo Unified School District School Governing Board is comprised of five school board members who are elected by the local community. The role of the school board is to provide leadership and oversight of the district. The Board ensures that the district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the community.

The term of office for school board members elected in regular elections is four years, beginning on the second Friday in December after their election.  The board meets at least once a month at the District Office, 498 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held on Thursday nights at 6 pm.  A portion of the board meeting consists of a "closed" session for the purpose of discussing confidential matters, such as personnel or student issues.

District Board of Trustees:

 Board Member SOPHIA LAYNE
Term: 2020-2024
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Vice President
Term: 2020-2024
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 Carmen Daniel


Term: 2022-2026
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 Board Member LIZET CORTES
Term: 2022-2026
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Term: 2022-2026
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What does the School Board do?

The Board works with the Superintendent to fulfill its major responsibilities, which includes:

  • Setting the direction for the district

  • Establishing an effective and efficient organizational structure for the district

  • Providing support to the Superintendent and staff

  • Ensuring accountability to the public for the performance of the district's school

  • Providing community leadership and advocacy on behalf of students, the district's educational program, and public education

  • Ensuring that the district is meeting its commitments to parents/guardians, all members of the community, employees, the state of California, laws pertaining to education, and established policies of the district

Governing Board Committees & Assignments

Committees and Assignments

Board Member(s)

San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization

Kimberly Hines / Mary Beth (Backup)

Career Technical Education Advisory Committee

Sophia Layne / Mary Beth Alexander 

City-District (2+2) Committee

Sophia Layne / Kimberly Hines

CSBA & Legislative Action Representatives

Sophia Layne / Kimberly Hines

District English Learner Advisory Committee

Lizet Cortes / Carmen Daniel

Environmental Sustainability Committee

Lizet Cortes / Mary Beth Alexander 

Budget Advisory Committee

Mary Beth Alexander / Carmen Daniel

Latino Round Table 

Lizet Cortes / Sophia Layne 

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Alliance

Mary Beth Alexander / Sophia Layne 

San Mateo County School Board Association

 Sophia Layne / Mary Beth Alexander 

Updated: December 14, 2022

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