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Our Board

The Las Lomitas Elementary School District (LLESD) Governing Board has five elected members, each serving a four-year term.  Elections are held in even-numbered years, and terms are staggered with either two or three seats open each election. Individuals who are interested in serving a term in office file for candidacy through the San Mateo County Elections Office.

Members of the Governing Board:
(Note: You can email all five trustees at

Jason Morimoto - Board President (term expires 2024); Email:
Heather Hopkins - Clerk of the Board  (term expires 2026); Email:
Gautam Nadella - Board Member (term expires 2026); Email:
Paige Winikoff - Board Member (term expires 2024); Email:          
Laura Moon - Board Member (term expires 2024); Email:

Responsibilities of the school board:
  • Set the district’s strategic vision, which helps ensure that there is always a true-north, multi-year roadmap for the district
  • Oversee the budget and ensure that the district spends community taxpayer dollars responsibly
  • Focus on governance (the “what” of the district) while deferring to staff for the day-to-day operations (the “how”)
  • Manage the superintendent, including her goals
  • Advocate for public education on behalf of students
Communications among trustees:
School board members are subject to the Brown Act, which prevents a majority of board members from discussing, deliberating, or taking action on items outside of school board meetings. Put simply, the board as a whole cannot discuss board action items outside of public board meetings.
Communicating with the board: 
Community members are encouraged to provide feedback and input to the board. You can email all five trustees at You can also make a public comment during school board meetings. Please note that by law, the board is not permitted to respond to public comments during meetings if they are not related to an agenda item (since the public was not duly notified that these items would be discussed at the board meeting).
Board meeting dates for 2023-2024

Board meeting dates for 2023-2024

Regular Meetings are held monthly, with times, dates, agendas, and locations found on the Simbli eboard solutions link. The meeting agenda is posted at the District Office and each school campus three days before the meeting. Regular Meetings consist of a Closed Session, where items regarding personnel, negotiations, and pending litigation may be discussed, and an Open Session that is open to the public.

Members of the public may address the Board regarding closed session items during the Public Comment for Closed Items session. Members of the public may also comment on items either on or not on the agenda during the Public Comment and Communications session.

Unless noted below, the closed session begins at 6:00 pm and the open session at 7:00 pm.
August 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
September 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm
October 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm
November 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm
December 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm
January 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm
February 1, 2024 - Budget Study Session & Retreat at 4:30 pm
February 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm
March 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm
April 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm
May 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm
June 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm
June 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm  
recordings of board meetings

recordings of board meetings

Board Meeting audio recordings from January 22, 2020 - present.
Video recordings from all Board Meetings from April 15, 2020 - present.
board policies

board policies

The Governing Board of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District updates policies quarterly in order to be in compliance with recent Federal and State mandates and changes in the law.  Policies can be found here.