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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.

2022 - 2023 MEMBERS

Dinuba Unified

Burton Schools

Cutler-Orosi Unified

Earlimart Elementary

Exeter Union

Farmersville Unified

Kings River Union School District

Lindsay Unified

Porterville Unified

Sundale Union Elementary

Tulare City Elementary

Tulare County Office of Education

Tulare Joint Union High

Visalia Unified

Woodlake Unified

Dr. Joe Hernandez, Chairperson

Sergio Mendoza, Superintendent

Yolanda Valdez, Superintendent

Jamie Robles, Superintendent

George Eddy, Superintendent

Dr. Sergio Chavez, Superintendent

Sherry Martin, Superintendent*

Tom Rooney, Superintendent

Dr. Nate Nelson, Superintendent

Terri Rufert, Superintendent*

Paula Adair, Superintendent

Tim A. Hire, Superintendent

Lucy Van Scyoc, Superintendent

Kirk Shrum, Superintendent

Laura A. Gonzalez, Acting Superintendent

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