Board of Education

Board of Education

The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members who are elected by Trustee Area to serve four-year terms. Board Members residing in each trustee area will be elected by the registered voters of that particular trustee area. Registered voters will not be able to vote for Governing Board candidates from trustee areas in which they do not reside (Education Code 5030(b)).

Board of Trustees

This five-member Board is the policy-making body that governs the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. The Board is charged with providing a quality educational program for students in grades transitional kindergarten through 12 in accordance with the California Constitution, the laws of the State, and adopted Board policies.

Student Board Members

Two student board members, one each from Rancho Cotate High School and Technology High School, serve one-two year term as student representatives.


Board members in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District are compensated for their public service and receive a monthly compensation of $216 dollars for their term in office.
Board members may participate in the health and welfare benefits program provided for district employees.

Health and welfare benefits for Board members shall be no greater than that received by district's non-safety employees with the most generous schedule of benefits. (Government Code 53208.5)

Election Procedures

Per Education Code, any person is eligible to be a member of the Board of Education, without further qualifications, if he/she is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and not legally disqualified from holding civil office.

Please note that specific election deadlines and other election-related procedures are set by the County of Sonoma’s Registrar of Voters. CRPUSD will share the information related to Board of Education elections from the County’s Elections Department on the CRPUSD website as it becomes available.