Board Advisory Commitees

ABC Unified School District continually seeks individuals willing to serve on district committees and task forces to study issues involving the education of ABC Unified School District students.  The Board Advisory Committees are under the direction of a Board liaison and District staff liaison.  Recommendations and presentations are made to the Board of Education. The Board seeks diverse community representation and includes parents, community members, students, teachers, and staff members.


To apply to become a member of one of the following committees, complete the ABC Unified School District Board Advisory Committee Application and return it to the Superintendent’s Office, 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703.  The applications will be retained for a period of two years.  When an opening occurs, the Board will review the applications.  All members are approved by the Board of Education prior to serving on the Committee. 


Following are descriptions of the Board Advisory Committees and list of current Advisory Committee members appointed by the Board of Education.


Legislative/Policy Board Advisory Committee

The Legislative/Policy committee reviews and makes recommendations to existing Board policies and administration regulations that need to be revised and updated. As new laws become enacted, such as Education Codes or new legislation, the Committee will review new policies for the District based on the staff recommendations from ad-hoc groups or committees.


Finance & Audit Board Advisory Committee

The Finance & Audit Board Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding:

  • The Governor’s Budget Proposals & May Revision
  • The State Adopted Budget
  • The District’s annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) & Budget
  • The District’s first and second interim reports
  • The District’s annual audit report
  • Monthly enrollment and attendance information
  • Any other information relating to the District’s Finance & Audit
The Finance & Audit Committee makes recommendation to the Board regarding the hiring of the District’s external auditor (once every three to five years).   In addition, the Committee reports to the Board, on an as needed basis, any specific charge as directed by the Board of Education.


Strategic Plan Board Advisory Committee

The Strategic Plan Committee focuses on the Board adopted Strategic Plan and Initiatives.  Each year, the Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding the progress of the work in the Strategic Plan areas.  Each year the Strategic Plan Committee makes a presentation to the Board evaluating progress on the Strategic Plan.


Student Transfer Committee

The committee, in making its recommendations to approve or deny a parent/guardian’s request to transfer their students from the regular school of attendance, shall follow board policy and administrative regulations pertaining to intradistrict and interdistrict transfers.







Finance & Audit

Maynard Law

Strategic Planning

Ernie Nishii


Dr. Olga Rios

Student Transfer Committee



Chris Apodaca

James Giordano

Daniel Fierro

Sal Flores

Frank Amaro


Maynard Law

Marty Flax

Tim Sagert

Dennis Cox

Kit Snider


Ernie Nishii

Joseph Sahli

Serina Yuan

Mei Pan

Gail Bosfield-Swint


Leticia Mendoza

Jamie Oh

Irma Cuevas

Adriana Ramirez



Dr. Olga Rios

Elia Vazquez

Hugo Enciso

Mike Gomez



Sophia Tse

Tina Yam

Marcus Bedford

Mel Cortez

Kelly Vo


Soo Yoo

Joan Pylman

Elayne Shiohama

Joe Iglesias



Student Representative

Lauren Nam

Alt.-Oluwamayow Jolayemi

Jes Lopez

Alt-Olana Olumba

Gisselle Tafoya

Not Applicable



Ruben Mancillas

David Hind

Jill Yasutake

Not Applicable



Shirley Householder

Elmer Gomez

Elmer Gomez

Not Applicable



Donna Mirabal

Rebecca Michel-Macias


Not Applicable



P.A. White

Jose Vasquez

Tom Woodward

Not Applicable


Administrative Liaison

Toan Nguyen

Valencia Mayfield

Dr. Gina Zietlow

Tim Catlin