San Luis Obispo County Board of Education

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The County Board of Education’s Five Primary Functions

  1. Act as a policy-making body for the county office;
  2. Adopt the annual budget;
  3. Manage the real property holdings of the county office;
  4. Act as an appellant body on the expulsion of pupils if a district decision is appealed;
  5. Act as an appellant body on inter-district attendance requests if a district has denied the request.
  • The County Board’s Jobs – California School Boards Association (CSBA) Professional Governance Standards
  • The Education Code also specifies many other lesser duties and responsibilities.


Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Office of Education.

Board of Education

Address all correspondence to:

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
James J. Brescia, Secretary to County Board of Education
3350 Education Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

George Galvan Board Member

George Galvan
Trustee Area 5 – 2018
Atascadero Unified School District

Paul Madonna Board Member

Paul Madonna – Vice-President
13150 Santa Rita Road, Cayucos, CA 93430

Trustee Area 2 – 2018
Cayucos Elementary School District
Coast Unified School District
Templeton Unified School District

Floyd Moffatt Board Member

Floyd Moffatt
1096 Noyes Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Trustee Area 4 – 2018
Lucia Mar Unified School District

Joel Peterson Board Member

Joel Peterson – President
P.O. Box 2532, Avila Beach, CA  93424

Trustee Area 3 – 2020
San Luis Coastal Unified School District

Diane Ward Board Member

Diane A. Ward
P.O. Box 3242, Paso Robles, CA 93447

Trustee Area 1 – 2020
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
San Miguel Joint Union School District
Pleasant Valley Joint Union Elem. School District
Shandon Joint Unified School District