Each year the Board of Education members liaise four-five schools and committees in order to build relationships, hear from staff, students, and families, and to act as a conduit for information to and from the schools, Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), and the PTA Council.


Committee Assignments for Board Members
CommitteeBoard Member(s)
California Association of Large Suburban School Districts (CALSSD)Melissa Baten Caswell
Property CommitteeShounak Dharap Jennifer DiBrienza
Schools for Sound Finance (SF)2Melissa Baten Caswell
Santa Clara County Committee on District OrganizationBoard President 
Santa Clara County School Boards Association (SCCSBA) Executive BoardMelissa Baten Caswell
City / School Liaison CommitteeTodd Collins Jennifer DiBrienza
Stanford University / School LiaisonHOLD
Los Altos Hills Town Council / School LiaisonKen Dauber
Board Policy Review Committee (BPRC)Ken Dauber Shounak Dharap
Board Bond Advisory Committee (BBAC)Shounak Dharap Jennifer DiBrienza
Cubberley Ad-Hoc CommitteeTodd Collins Ken Dauber
Fiscal Advisory Committee (FAC) LiaisonMelissa Baten Caswell Todd Collins
School/Program Assignment for Board Members
School/ProgramBoard Member
Addison ElementaryMelissa Baten Caswell
Barron Park ElementaryShounak Dharap
Juana Briones ElementaryJennifer DiBrienza
Duveneck ElementaryKen Dauber
El Carmelo ElementaryTodd Collins
Escondido ElementaryShounak Dharap
Fairmeadow ElementaryKen Dauber
Walter Hays ElementaryTodd Collins
Hoover ElementaryShounak Dharap
Nixon ElementaryMelissa Baten Caswell
Ohlone ElementaryKen Dauber
Palo Verde ElementaryJennifer DiBrienza
Jane Lathrop Stanford (JLS) Middle SchoolTodd Collins
Greene Middle SchoolKen Dauber
Fletcher Middle SchoolShounak Dharap
Gunn High SchoolMelissa Baten Caswell
Palo Alto High SchoolJennifer DiBrienza
Adult EducationJennifer DiBrienza
Children's HospitalJennifer DiBrienza
Preschool / Young FivesTodd Collins
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PAPiE)Melissa Baten Caswell
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)Shounak Dharap
Santa Clara County School Boards AssociationTodd Collins
Community Advisory Committee for Special EducationMelissa Baten Caswell