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Board Policies
Below you will find the approved Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Exhibits and Bylaws for the Ocean View School District. Once you open a policy document you may search for a topic or word in the PDF file.

Board policies, administrative regulations, exhibits and bylaws are regularly reviewed and revised. Once approved by the Governing Board they are posted online within ten (10) working days. Therefore, there are times when one or more policies, regulations, exhibits and bylaws posted on this website may not be the most current version.

Questions may be addressed to the Superintendent's Office:
(805) 488-4441, ext. 1702
  • James A. Merrill, Board President
    Mr. James A. Merrill, Board President, has been a member of the Ocean View School District (OVSD) Governing Board since November 2000. As a Board member, Mr. Merrill has attended various trainings and conferences sponsored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA), and has completed the Masters in Governance program.
    Prior to his service as a Board member, he served in a variety of offices in the Tierra Vista Neighborhood Council, including three years as chair before joining the OVSD Board. As a Neighborhood Council chair, Mr. Merrill was very active in the City of Oxnard’s Inter-Neighborhood Council Forum. He dedicated a leave of absence from his employment at Oxnard College to chair the Ocean View School District’s successful “Measure N” bond campaign in 1997.
    In May, 2017, Mr. Merrill retired as professor of English and English as a Second Language at Oxnard College, where he taught since 1980. He was also the longtime Chair of the college’s Letters Department.
    A resident of Oxnard since 1980 and of the Ocean View School District since 1986, Mr. Merrill appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the community in which he lives and where his children attended school.
    (Term 12/2/16 - 12/4/20)

  • Ellen Fitts, Board Clerk
    In 1986, Ms. Ellen Fitts, Board Clerk, joined the Governing Board of Ocean View School District. Over the years, she has attended various trainings and conferences, and completed the California School Board Association’s Masters in Governance program.

    Prior to becoming a Board member, she served as a volunteer at Mar Vista School and worked closely with the Parent/Faculty Organization (PFO).

    Ms. Fitts notes that over the last 28 years, many things have changed in Ocean View School District, but the Core Values and Mission have remained focused on student learning.

    She and her husband sold their business, and retired, but the days are just as full for Ms. Fitts. Currently, she loves spending time with their beautiful grandchildren, quilting, sewing, teaching the art of rubber-stamping and card making, as well as traveling all over the world. Ms. Fitts enjoys being involved as a Board member of the Ocean View School District and has found the collaborative relationships with members of the school community very rewarding over the years.

    (Term 12/6/13-12/7/18)


  • Efrain Cazares, Governing Board Member
    On July 11, 2017, Mr. Efrain Cazares joined the Governing Board of Ocean View School District as the newest Board Member. Mr. Cazares has completed the Masters in Governance program offered by the California School Boards Association and has attended various trainings and conferences.

    Prior to becoming a Board member, Mr. Cazares served as a parent volunteer, as a member of the Tierra Vista School Site Council, the Tierra Vista Parent Faculty Organization, and the District English Learner Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the Obligation Bond Committee for several years.

    Mr. Cazares has been employed by the Oxnard Elementary School District as a Site Technology Technician for more than 20 years, and has received several awards in recognition of his work. He is certified in Computer Operations.

    (Term 7/11/17-12/7/18)

  • Richard Kennedy, Governing Board Member
    Richard (Dick) Kennedy, Board Member, has served on the Ocean View School District Governing Board since January of 2003. Since joining the Board, Mr. Kennedy has attended various trainings and conferences sponsored by the California School Boards Association and completed the Masters in Governance program.
    Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Kennedy was involved in the Laguna Vista Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), and volunteered as a basketball coach at Ocean View Junior High. His other community involvement includes coaching and managing AYSO Soccer, Tiger Basketball, CBC Baseball, and Girls Basketball at Rio Mesa High School.
    After teaching for 30 years, Mr. Kennedy retired as a special education teacher. Twenty-three of those years were with the Oxnard Union High School District, where he served on numerous committees related to curriculum, program evaluation, and governance.
    (Term 12/6/13-12/7/18).

  • Susan Luckey, Governing Board Member
    Ms. Susan Luckey has been a member of the Governing Board since March 2002. Her training for that role includes attending state and local training sessions and workshops, and completion of the Masters in Governance program offered by the California School Boards Association.

    Prior to serving on the Board, Ms. Luckey served on the School Site Council at both Mar Vista School and Ocean View Junior High School, and was also President of the Parent Teacher Club at both schools. At the district level, she was the Chair for the District Advisory Committee, and has been a volunteer supporting the district bond campaigns.

    Ms. Luckey shares, “My children received such an exceptional education and life experience from Ocean View School District. Running for office as a Board member was my way of giving back to ensure that the children of Ocean View would have the same outstanding learning experiences.”

    (Term 12/2/16 - 12/4/20)

Overview

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The Ocean View School District Governing Board meets the second Tuesday of each month, except for the months of April and July. Special Board meetings can be held on the fourth Tuesday, if necessary. The meetings are held at 4200 Olds Road, Oxnard, California in the District Office Board Room. The meetings start at 6:00 p.m. Board packets are available on the Ocean View School District's website under Governing Board - www.oceanviewsd.org.
 
Mission
Ocean View School District ensures that all students achieve academic success and are prepared to live and learn in a rapidly changing world by providing rigorous and relevant learning experiences and empowering families and staff to work together.
 
Vision
Opportunities for every child
Challenging curriculum
Exceptional, caring staff
Academic excellence
Nurturing learning environment
Valuing diversity
Inspiring life-long learning
Embracing families and community
Where children come first
 
Motto
Quality Education for Student Success
 
 

OCEAN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT CORE VALUES 

The Ocean View School District Governing Board, in conjunction with community representatives, parent leaders, faculty, and staff, developed core values listed below to help guide policy development and decision-making throughout the District.

Learning

• We believe that each student can learn, will achieve academic success and become a life-long learner.

• We believe in providing educational equity through engaging, rigorous, and relevant Common Core State Standards instruction that meets the unique social, emotional, and linguistic needs of each student.

Culture and Environment

• We believe in promoting and preserving our district-wide family atmosphere of caring and trust among students, families and staff because it is a key aspect of our success.

• We embrace and honor the diversity of backgrounds and assets our students, families and staff bring to the district, and how each is important and contributes to the life-long success of our students.

• We believe in the importance of working together toward common goals, with a sense of teamwork and mutual respect.

• We believe in providing school facilities that are safe, environmentally sustainable and that aesthetically support and promote student learning by using eco-friendly materials and practices throughout the district, and educating students to live an ecologically responsible life as stewards of natural resources.  

• We believe in developing the health and wellness of students, families, and staff.

Parents and Community

• We believe in student, family and community involvement by empowering all to be partners in our schools.