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The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees is made up of five members who serve a four-year term of office. They are elected at large by voters who live in the Denair Unified School District attendance area.


Kathi Dunham-Filson
Board President
Term of office ends:
December 2019

  Ray Prock Jr.
Board Clerk
Term of office ends
December 2019
Robert Hodges
Term of office ends
December 2017
  John Plett
Term of office ends
December 2019
  Sandi Dirkse
Term of office ends
December 2017

Board members determine school district policy, authorize new programs and curriculum, adopt budgets, approve staff employment, determine salary schedules and provide a unique and crucial link between the community and the school district.

Click here to view the Denair Unified Governance Handbook.

The Board shall hold regular meetings based upon an established schedule. Regular meetings shall normally be held at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month based on the established schedule (or as needed to accommodate legal timelines or calendar constraints) at the Denair Unified School District Office, 3460 Lester Road, Denair, CA 95316. (BB 9320)


**Special Board meeting dates subject to change.**


SPECIAL / if needed

January 12

January 26

February 9

February 23

March 9

March 30

April 13

April 27

May 11

May 25

June 8

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 10

August 31

September 14

September 28

October 12

October 26

November 9

November 30, Dec Open

December 14




Mission Statement

Offering superior customer service, exemplary instruction, powerful educational programs in exceptional school environments, Denair Unified School District seeks to be the first and best public school choice in Stanislaus County for those seeking a small school setting.



The educator, believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, and the nurturing of democratic principles. Essential to these goals is the protection of freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal educational opportunity for all. The educator accepts the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

The educator recognizes the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process. The desire for the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the members of the community provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession indicates the aspiration of all educators and provides standards by which to judge conduct.




March 3, 2017 

Please note that at 6:00 pm., before the Board convenes to closed session, there is opportunity for Public Comment on Closed Session topics and during open session at 7:00 pm., there will be opportunity for citizens to address items not on the Agenda.

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees meets generally once a month, on the second Thursday. The Board begins their meeting in open session at 6:00 pm., in the board room located in the District Office, 3460 Lester Road Denair, California 95316. The Board convenes to closed session after open session is called to order, quorum is established and any public comment on closed session topics is addressed (6:00 pm.). The Board then goes into closed session and considers the confidential matters, in the district office Superintendent's conference room (also located in the District Office).

At the conclusion of the closed session, the Board returns to open session, and announces actions taken on any reportable matters. Items for closed session are listed on an agenda which is posted in advance at each school site including the District Office glass window (immediately to the right of the front door), on the district website -, and emailed to all staff members with district email accounts. Following the completion of this closed session process, the Board reconvenes in its regular open session meeting which takes place back in the board room (7:00 pm.).

Please feel free to reach me at 209-632-7514 ext. 1202 or via email at if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Thank you for your support,

Daisy Swearingen
Executive Assistant to
Superintendent | Board | CBO