Yosemite Unified board member helps educate California’s newest board members

Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees member Monika Moulin spent part of last week in the Bay Are helping educate the 400 newly elected school board trustees across California.

Moulin has been serving YUSD for 13 years and used that experience when she was called to be a speaker at the Annual Education Conference put on by the California School Boards Association from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1.

Moulin specifically focused on what to expect at board meetings.

“We described to them what their responsibilities are when they are sitting in that chair. (Families are) trusting you with their kids and their kids’ futures,” she said.

She presented her portion alongside former Dublin school board member and current City of Dublin Mayor David Haubert.

Moulin has attended the conference for over a decade.

New board members are not always well trained for their job due to the minimal requirements to hold the position. That’s where Moulin and the rest of the CSBA’s Masters in Governance.

Moulin said she takes great honor in having helped guide new board members because she said the kids “deserve the best.”

“It’s about the kids, that’s kind of my mantra. It keeps me energized for the work that I do for Yosemite Schools, and also when I go out and do these trainings across the state,” she said. “It’s a great honor and I feel very blessed to have it.”

Last month, Moulin was reelected for the fourth time to continue serving on the Area 5 seat of the board, beating out Jennifer Mills.