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Sausalito Marin City School District

Sausalito Marin City School District

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are locally elected public officials whose role is ensure that the school district they govern is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of their communities. The Board has five major responsibilities: Setting direction; Establishing an effective and efficient structure; Providing support; Ensuring accountability; Providing community leadership as advocates for children, the school district, and public schools. Authority is granted to the Board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, Trustees work together as a governance team with the Superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all students in the community. Our trustees receive no compensation or benefits for their service. The role and function of California School Boards can be found at the following link: Trustee Election Procedures/Deadlines/Roles/etc.
Board Pledge

Board Pledge

The Sausalito Marin City School Board has adopted a pledge, which guides their individual commitments to the school district.
  • I solemnly pledge to continue the proud tradition of our schools, fully understanding and appreciating that the education of young people in this nation has been directed and governed for more than a century by citizens serving on the board of education.
  • I acknowledge the right of every person to have the opportunity to receive an appropriate, quality education
  • I will carry out my responsibilities with conscience and dignity and will place the welfare of students first in my work as a school board member and as a citizen of the community.
  • I will be an advocate for education, devoting the time and effort necessary to become informed and knowledgeable about the education of students.
  • I will work to help others to understand the importance of education and the necessity for our community, state, and nation to have quality schools for all people.
  • I will honor the position of parents and uphold the public trust with which I am charged.
  • I will strive to achieve excellence in our schools, giving educators the respect and gratitude that is their due.
  • I will seek change and improvement that is based upon research and the proven practices of time.
  • I will exhibit pride in our schools and will endeavor to help others to feel a like sense of pride in what our schools have accomplished in the past and to understand what schools are capable of achieving in the future.
  • I will exercise my responsibility to be a good steward for education, seeking efficient and worthwhile use of the human and financial resources available to our schools.
  • I will conduct myself as a member of the board of education in a manner that will serve as a personal and public model of appropriate behavior and democratic governance.
  • I will not permit my personal biases and opinions to interfere with teaching and learning nor allow considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my actions.
  • I will maintain utmost respect for human dignity and values, and I will hold human caring and consideration as the fundamental value in the student-educator-board-citizen relationship.
  • I will have fun carrying out my duties.
  • I will approach people and issues in a peaceful manner.
  • I will do no harm and view people as good.
  • I make this promise solemnly and freely for as long as I serve as a member of the board of education.