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Board of Trustees

Please note that communications through Trustee email accounts are considered public records under Government Code Sections 6250-6276.

Martha McNicholas, President
Laguna Niguel Resident
Represents Trustee Area 4, which covers portions of Laguna Niguel and Dana Point. First elected in 2014 for a term ending in 2018.  
Schools represented are:

  • Hidden Hills Elementary School
  • John S. Malcom Elementary School
  • Moulton Elementary School
  • George White Elementary School
  • Dana Hills High School

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Martha McNicholas

Gila Jones, Vice President
San Juan Capistrano Resident
Represents Trustee Area 6, which covers portions of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and San Juan Capistrano. First elected to the board in 2014 for a term ending in 2018. Schools represented are:

  • Marian Bergeson Elementary School
  • Del Obispo Elementary School
  • Carl Hankey K-8 School
  • Kinoshita Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • Viejo Elementary School
  • Marco Forster Middle School
  • Niguel Hills Middle School
  • Capistrano Valley High School
  • Junipero Serra High School

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Gila Jones

Patricia Holloway, Clerk
San Clemente Resident

Represents Trustee Area 3, which covers San Clemente.  First elected to the board in 2016 for a term ending in 2020. Schools represented are:

  • Truman Benedict Elementary School
  • Concordia Elementary School
  • Marblehead Elementary School
  • Clarence Lobo Elementary School
  • Vista del Mar Elementary School
  • Bernice Ayer Middle School
  • Vista del Mar Middle School
  • San Clemente High School

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Patricia Holloway

Amy Hanacek, Board Member
Dana Point Resident
Represents Trustee Area 1, which covers portions of San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Dana Point including Capistrano Beach. First elected to the board in 2012.  Re-elected in 2016 for a term ending in 2020. 
Schools represented are:

  • R.H. Dana Elementary School
  • R.H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility (ENF)
  • Palisades Elementary School
  • Las Palmas Elementary School
  • Shorecliffs Middle School

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Amy Hanacek

Judy Bullockus, Board Member
Mission Viejo Resident
Represents Trustee Area 7, which covers portions of Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Coto de Caza. First elected to the board in June 2017 to assume duties of outgoing Board Member, for a term ending in 2018. Schools represented are:

  • Arroyo Vista K-8 School
  • Bathgate Elementary School
  • Castille Elementary School
  • Philip Reilly Elementary School
  • Tijeras Creek Elementary School
  • Newhart Middle School
  • Tesoro High School

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Judy Bullockus

Dr. Gary Pritchard, Board Member
Aliso Viejo Resident
Represents Trustee Area 5, which covers a portion of Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. First elected to the board in 2010. Re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016 for a term ending in 2020. 
Schools represented are:

  • Don Juan Avila Elementary School
  • Canyon Vista Elementary School
  • Laguna Niguel Elementary School
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Wood Canyon Elementary School
  • Aliso Viejo Middle School
  • Don Juan Avila Middle School
  • Aliso Niguel High School

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Gary Pritchard

Jim Reardon, Board Member
San Juan Capistrano Resident
Represents Trustee Area 2, which covers portions of San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo, and the Ladera Ranch and Las Flores areas. First elected to the board in 2012.  Re-elected in 2016 for a term ending in 2020.  Schools represented are:

  • Harold Ambuehl Elementary School
  • Chaparral Elementary School
  • Ladera Ranch Elementary School
  • Las Flores Elementary School
  • Oso Grande Elementary School
  • Wagon Wheel Elementary School
  • Ladera Ranch Middle School
  • Las Flores Middle School
  • San Juan Hills High School

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Jim Reardon

Please contact the Capistrano main office at (949) 234-9200 or send email to:


Board of Trustees

All Regular Board of Trustee Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  Board Workshops begin at 6:00 p.m. and are approximately 2 hours in length. Meetings are held in the District Office Board Room at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675. Refer to the current schedule below.

Wednesday, July 26

Wednesday, August 23

Wednesday, September 13

Wednesday, September 27**

Wednesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 25*

Wednesday, November 8

Wednesday, December 6

Wednesday, January 24

Wednesday, February 14**

Wednesday, February 28

Wednesday, March 14

Wednesday, March 28*

Wednesday, April 25

Wednesday, May 9*

Wednesday, May 23

Wednesday, June 20

Adopted:  06/28/2017

*Denotes Workshop/Special Meeting as needed.
**Denotes Closed Session Meeting as needed.


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Student Advisor

Student Advisors are appointed for one-year terms by the Board of Trustees. The Student Advisor is intended to provide input on matters pertaining to the student body but has no vote. 

  • 2017-18 School Year:
    Max Eunice, Aliso Niguel High School - Send Email
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Max Eunice, Student Advisor

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Invite Us

CUSD welcomes invitations for the Board of Trustees of Capistrano Unified School District and individual trustees to participate in and represent the Board at events. To invite the board or a specific trustee, please fill out the online request form at least one month prior to the event. The Communications office will process your request and follow up with you as soon as possible.  

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My School Locator

Use the My School Locator tool  to identify the CUSD schools in boundary areas:

My School Locator all you need is the address

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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