The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board is made up of seven members elected by the public to four-year terms of office. Five members are elected from five defined election districts called wards within Phoenix Union's boundaries. The other two members are at-large, meaning they represent the entire school district. The ward representatives must live in the wards they represent. All five ward representatives have terms of office that are concurrent; that is they each commence and expire at the same four-year intervals in alignment with gubernatorial elections. The two at-large members can live anywhere in the district. At-large representatives' terms of office are staggered with the five ward terms by two years, coinciding with presidential election years. The board holds a regular meeting once a month, usually on the first Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. in the Governing Boardroom at the Center for Educational Services, 4502 N. Central Avenue.
We believe that the Governing Board is responsible to the people of the District, and therefore, should be aware of opinions and attitudes in the community. As representatives of the people who own and support the schools, the Board accepts the responsibility to identify District needs, to be responsive to those needs, and to plan short and long-range strategies to meet them.