Novato Unified School District
School Board

The Novato Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at-large by the entire Novato community to serve four-year terms.

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

Three student board members representing each of the three high schools (Novato High School, San Marin High School and Marin Oaks High School) serve one two-year term as student representatives.


Board members in the Novato Unified School District are compensated for their public service and receive a monthly stipend or compensation for their term in office. Click here for the NUSD Board Policy on remuneration, reimbursement and other benefits.

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. Click here for the NUSD Board Policy on Board of Education elections.

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