• Buckeye Union Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees is a policy-making body that operates within the laws of the State of California and El Dorado County.  Each board member is elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. The Board is responsible for approving the District’s budget and adopting all policies as well as the curriculum.  The authority of the Board is as a whole, and no board member may act as an official of the District except when the Board meets in a regular or a special session.  The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all educational partners of the Buckeye Union Elementary School District.  In making its decisions, the Board must balance the needs of students, those who serve students, and the community.

    You may contact the Board of Trustees via email at board@buckeyeusd.org.

    Election information is located below.

  • Brenda Hanson-Smith Ph.D.

    2022 President 

    (Term expires 2022)

    Brenda Hanson -Smith Ph.D.  

  • Eileen Griffin

    2022 Member                                   

    (Term expires 2022)       

    Eileen Griffin Image   

  • Jon Yoffie

    2022 Member

    (Term expires 2022)

    Jon Yoffie

  • Kirk Seal

    2022 Member

    (Term expires 2024)

    Kirk Seal

  • Gloria Silva

    2022 Clerk

    (Term expires 2024)

     Gloria Silva

  • 6/23/22 Notice of Consolidated Districts Election (posted at all physical offices & BUSD website) 

    Notice of Consolidated Districts Election 2022


    6/9/22 PRESS RELEASE/PUBLIC NOTICE  (posted at all physical offices, BUSD website, and newspaper) 

    BUCKEYE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 4768, El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

    Physical Address:  5049 Robert J. Mathews Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

    (530) 677-2261 • (916) 985-2183

    FAX (916) 934-0920

    ** NOTICE OF PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT**

    To the Buckeye Union School District Governing Board

    Pursuant to Education Code Section 5092

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a vacancy occurred on the Buckeye Union School District Governing Board, effective June 16, 2022, as a result of Governing Board member Winston Pingrey resigning from his seat on the Board.   On June 8, 2022, the Governing Board appointed Eileen Griffin to fill this vacancy.   This appointee shall hold office until the next regularly scheduled election for school board members on November 8, 2022, unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures is filed in the office of the El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days from the date of the provisional appointment.

    The provisional appointment confers all powers and duties upon the appointee immediately following his or her appointment.


    6/8/22 Board Appointment Announcement

    To All Buckeye Union, 

    This evening, after careful consideration of 7 excellent applicants for the Board seat that is soon to be vacated by Winston Pingrey, the Buckeye Union Board of Trustees selected Eileen Griffin. Ms. Griffin is the parent of two students who previously attended elementary and middle school in Buckeye Union and she has served on numerous school site and District level committees. In addition, Ms. Griffin previously served as the PTA president at both Silva Valley Elementary and Rolling Hills Middle Schools. In addition to her extensive involvement in the schools, Ms. Griffin comes with professional experience as a former CPA. The Buckeye Union School District is very pleased to welcome Ms. Griffin as Buckeye Union's newest Board Member. 

    Buckeye Union School District


    5/19/22 Public Notice of School Board Vacancy

    * * * PRESS RELEASE/PUBLIC NOTICE * * *

    BUCKEYE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 4768, El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

    Physical Address:  5049 Robert J. Mathew Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

    (530) 677-2261 • (916) 985-2183

    FAX (916) 934-0920

    ** NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE **

    Governing Board member Winston Pingrey has resigned from his seat on the Buckeye Union School District Governing Board, effective June 16, 2022, creating a Board vacancy. At their Regular Board Meeting on May 18, 2022, the Buckeye Union School District Governing Board took action to fill this vacancy by making a provisional appointment rather than holding a costly special election. The Board also approved the vacancy timeline and process. The process included the establishment of a paper screening committee that will screen applicants for eligibility and recommend candidates to be interviewed by the Board. Per the California Education Code, the Board now has 60 days from the effective date of the resignation (June 16, 2022) to make the Provisional Appointment. The appointee will hold office until the next Governing Board Member election, which occurs at the Statewide General Election in November 2022. (Education Code Section 5091 [E])

    Applications are now being accepted from any qualified person interested in filling this vacancy. All eligible residents are welcome to apply. According to California Education Code 35107(a): Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications.

    Applications are available from the Buckeye Union School District office, 5049 Robert J. Mathews Parkway, El Dorado Hills, California. Completed applications must be returned to the Buckeye Union School District office at the address listed above no later than 4 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Applicants selected for the interview will be notified via a telephone call.   At a Special Meeting of the Board on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 2 p.m., the Board will interview candidates, appoint the provisional Board Member, and administer the Oath of Office.