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The Superintendents Governance Committee (SGC) is the governing board of the Tulare County/District SELPA. The Committee is responsible for approving the fiscal allocation of state and federal special education funding and the review and recommendation of SELPA policies which guide special education programs within the Tulare County/District SELPA.


The Superintendents Governance Committee is comprised of fifteen (15) members who assure representation of the 43 school districts and the Tulare County Office of Education. Twelve members represent districts over 1500 students CBEDS (California Basic Educational Data System) count. Two members are appointed at large for a three-year term to represent districts under 1500 student CBEDS counts. One member is the Tulare County Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Tim A. Hire.


Superintendents Governance Committee meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. For more information call (559) 730-2910 ext. 5120.

2023 - 2024 MEMBERS

Dr. Joe Hernandez, Chairperson

David Shimer, Superintendent

Yolanda Valdez, Superintendent

Jamie Robles, Superintendent

George Eddy, Superintendent

Dr. Sergio Chavez, Superintendent

Sherry Martin, Superintendent*

Tom Rooney, Superintendent

Dr. Heather Pilgrim, Superintendent*

Dr. Nate Nelson, Superintendent

Paula Adair, Superintendent

Tim A. Hire, Superintendent

Lucy Van Scyoc, Superintendent

Kirk Shrum, Superintendent

Tony Casares, Interim Superintendent

Dinuba Unified School District

Burton School District

Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District

Earlimart School District

Exeter Unified School District

Farmersville Unified School District

Kings River Union School District

Lindsay Unified School District

Oak Valley Union School District

Porterville Unified School District

Tulare City School District

Tulare County Office of Education

Tulare Joint Union High School District

Visalia Unified School District

Woodlake Unified School District

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