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Although the school is chartered by the Menifee Union School District, it is an independent school that operates as a separate public school district. The school is responsible for all administrative functions from Business Services such as payroll, human resources, health benefits, budget and finance to traditional school site operations under the supervision of the Director/Principal of the school. The board ensures that the vision of the school is implemented through policy setting, the review of interim financial reports and adoption of a balanced annual budget among other things.

Santa Rosa Academy School Board of Directors typically meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. for closed session and approximately 3:30pm for open session. All meetings are held at: 27587 La Piedra Road, Menifee, CA 92584 in the library. Please note that occasionally board meeting dates and/or times are changed. Please check the SRA website calendar and for updates.

2017/2018 School Board Member Open Positions: 
Parent Members
Community Members

Board Interest Application Form
Meeting Date Meeting Type Agenda
April 20th, 2017 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
March 16, 2017 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
February 16, 2017 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
January 19, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
November 17, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
October 20, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
September 15, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
August 18, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date Meeting Type Minutes
February 16, 2017 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
January 19, 2017 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
August 18, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
November 17, 2016 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes

School Board Minute Archives

If you choose to speak at s Board Meeting, please adhere to the following protocol: 1) Sign in on the “Public Attendees” sign in sheet. 2) Fill out a public “Request to Speak” card with your name and subject item. (One card per speaker). 3) Turn the cards in to the clerk or secretary of the board before the meeting begins. 4) Your individual comments will be limited to “three” (3) minutes. Total public input on any one item will be limited to twenty minutes, or a maximum of two minutes per speaker. 5) If you wish to address a closed session item, please follow the same process and list the agenda item on your card. ****Please remember that the board may not address questions or take action on any item presented.***
The Governing Board provides leadership and community oversight of the School.

The Board shall work with the Director to fulfill its major roles, which include:

1. Setting a direction for the school.
2. Providing a basic organizational structure for the school by establishing policies.
3. Ensuring accountability.
4. Providing community leadership on behalf of the school and public education.

To fulfill these basic responsibilities, the Board shall:
1. Involve the community, parents/guardians, students, and staff in developing a common vision for the school focused on learning and achievement and responsive to the needs of all students.
2. Adopt, evaluate, and update policies consistent with the law and the School’s vision and goals.
3. Maintain accountability for student learning by adopting the School curriculum and monitoring student progress.
4. Hire and support the Director so that the vision, goals, and policies of the school can be implemented.
5. Conduct regular and timely evaluations of the Director based on the vision, goals and performance of the school, and ensure that the Director holds school personnel accountable.
6. Adopt a fiscally responsible budget based on the school’s vision and goals, and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the School.
7. Ensure that a safe and appropriate educational environment is provided to all students.
8. Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education at the local, state and federal levels.
9. Convene as a judicial and appeals body and serve as the final decision -maker in accordance with law, Board policies and negotiated agreements . The Board is authorized to establish and finance any program or activity that is not in conflict with, inconsistent with, or preempted by law.

Resource Links Bylaws Of Santa Rosa Academy, Incorporated Roberts Rule of Order The Brown Act (The Ralph M. Brown Act, also known as the California open meetings law)

Board Interest Application Form

Board President
Dan Temple

Dan Temple, and his wife, Naomi, are the parents of two children. The oldest, Dominique, graduated in 2012 from Santa Rosa Academy, and attends Brigham Young University. Their son Spencer is currently in High School at Santa Rosa. Their children have attended SRA since 2006. Mr. Temple is a Sergeant with the California Highway Patrol, and works in the Temecula Area. The Temple family has lived in Menifee for a number of years.

Community Member
Matt Duarte

Matt Duarte and his wife, Cody, have been married for over 10 years and have two children. Mr. Duarte grew up in Menifee, attended schools locally throughout his younger years, and was active in Menifee youth sports. He is now a licensed attorney and works as a Partner at the local law firm of Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC. He also currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District and is a Barrister with the Southwest Inns of Court.

Member at-large
Nicole Nestor-Gray

Nicole Nestor-Gray and her husband Gregory have been married for 16 yrs and have two children. Eric who is in the sixth grade and Rachel who is in the second. Both of her children have been with Santa Rosa since Kindergarten. Mrs. Gray is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has worked in the Mental Health Field for over 25 years in both United States and Canada.  She enjoys volunteering and supporting the school any way she can.

Parent Representative
Brooke Snell

Brooke is a parent to two children at Santa Rosa Academy. She has one son in Third grade and one son in Fourth grade. Both children have been enrolled in blue track since Kindergarten. She retired from American Airlines working as a Flight Attendant to become a stay at home mom. Working from home affords her the opportunity to volunteer her time at SRA and her church. Brooke and her husband, Greg have been married for 11 years, and have lived in Menifee since 2009. As a family, they enjoy camping, music, and sports.
Community Member Representative Ann Vazzana Ann Vazzana and her husband Bruce have lived in Canyon Lake for 13 years. They have four children and four grandchildren. Mrs. Vazzana retired in 2008 from the Menifee Union School District, after serving as a school administrator for eight years. She taught elementary school for ten years, in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. Since retiring Mrs. Vazzana has worked as an adjunct professor for National University, as a parent advocate for children with special needs, and as a member of the Western Association for School and Colleges accreditation team.

Community Member Representative Scott Mason

Scott Mason has lived in Riverside County with his family for the past 6 years. Mr. Mason has served the community during those 6 years by working as a Felony Prosecutor for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. As a community college graduate, Mr. Mason believes in the value of a community college education.

Parent Member, 

Mrs. Kellie Welty

Kellie Welty and her husband Dale have lived in Canyon Lake for a combined 29 years. Kellie has three children, Adam is a Nuclear Engineer with the United States Navy. Allison attends college and works in the local community. Kellie has been a Santa Rosa parent since her daughter attended SRA in 2010. Kellie’s youngest son, Nicholas is in third grade. Kellie is a retired Realtor which she enjoyed for many years serving the local community. Kellie currently is involved in many organizations that support the local community.