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About the Board

  • The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees is elected by voters within the District’s boundaries to provide leadership and citizen-oversight of the administration of the District’s schools.

    TUSD’s Board of Trustees is composed of seven By-Trustee Area elected officials, each serving a four-year term of office.  The Board of Trustees provides an important link between the administration of the District’s schools and the Turlock Community on behalf of students, families, and staff.

    The Board of Trustees determines school district policy; develops a long-term vision for the District in conjunction with the District Administration; establishes, maintains and implements organizational structure for the District; ensures educational program accountability and fiscal accountability to the local community; and provides leadership and advocacy at the local, state and national levels on behalf of students, staff, district programs, and public education.

Board Members

  • Lori Carlson, President
    Anthony Silva, Clerk
    Jeffrey Cortinas, Member
    Mary Jackson, Member
    Jose Sanchez, Member
    Daniel Benedict, Member
    Kenneth Howenstine, Member 

Agenda Online

  • Agendas for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee meetings can be accessed by clicking Agenda Online.  The most current meeting agenda will display.

    If you would like to review previous Board Agendas they will be listed on the side panel in chronological order. Board minutes are embedded within each previous agenda. To access previous agendas/minutes, use the arrows or click on the CALENDAR in the Agenda Online program and select a meeting date.

    Archived Agenda Online

Board Meetings

  • Board Meetings will be held at the TUSD Professional Development Center, 1100 Cahill Turlock, CA; however, please check the location posted on individual agendas as the location may change.  The Unified Board will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, the Regular Meetings of the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees begin at 6:00 p.m. in the TUSD PDC. Please check the Online Board Agenda & Minutes section for special board meetings that may intermittently be needed throughout the school year.

    Due to inclement weather, the October 26, 2021 Board Tour and Workshop have been postponed.

    • December 14, 2021

Public Comment

  • Community members have two opportunities to address the Board of Trustees. Public comments must be made in-person at the Board Meeting. If you wish to address the Board on an agenda item, please do so when that item is called. The start times are only an estimate and items may be considered in a different order. Public Comment will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Time limitations are at the discretion of the President of the Board. Individuals have an opportunity to address the Board during the Period for Public Comment on topics within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board not listed on this agenda (Regular Meetings only). Public Comment will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes, with a total of thirty (30) minutes designated for this portion of the agenda. All public comments will be limited to 3 minutes, a limit of approximately 450 words. 

    Individuals who want to submit comments to the Board on school district issues by e-mail can do so by sending such to by noon the day of the meeting with the subject line to read—Email for TUSD Board. Written communications received after noon the day of the meeting will be provided to the Board after the meeting.  All written communications received will become a part of the meeting minutes. The Board will automatically refer requests to the Superintendent.  Written communications received will be printed and provided to each Board Member. 

    Note: For those who would like to sit in an overflow room or the Board Room, both are available for your comfort. 

    Thank you for your communication.


  • TUSD Board Meetings are live streamed and recorded, and available for viewing at Spanish Translation will be recorded and available for viewing on TurlockUSD YouTube by the end of the week of each Board Meeting.

Current Board Meeting Minutes (Drafts)


  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the meeting room or to otherwise participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Roberta Cheney at (209) 667-0632. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Governing Board to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.