Arthur V. Valdez Jr.
Secretary – District 4
Mr. Valdez was elected to the Board on May 2013 for a four year term. He is a life-long resident of SAISD District 4. He and his wife of 45 years as well as his three children are all graduates of Burbank High School. His two grandchildren currently attend Collins Garden elementary. Mr. Valdez is employed as an Aircraft Systems Engineer whose career has spanned more than 40 years in both civil and U.S. Air Force military aircraft. He credits the technical and vocational training he received at SAISD Burbank High School that helped pave the way for his career. Mr. Valdez’s current term expires in 2017.
What is a School Board?
The SAISD Board of Trustees, composed of seven District residents, is the school system's policy-making body. Each trustee represents one of seven single-member districts and is elected by voters of that district. Single-member districts were implemented in 1986. Trustees serve four-year terms
The Board's major duties include:
- Adopting goals and objectives for the District
- Reviewing and acting on policies
- Adopting an annual budget and setting the tax rate
- Electing school personnel as recommended by the superintendent
- Reporting to the public on the District's progress