Our Governing Board

Governing Board members are unpaid, elected officials who serve as the policy-making body for the Tolleson Union High School District. A board member must be a qualified elector and have lived in the district at least one year. Each member serves a four-year term. Terms are staggered so two or three board seats become vacant on alternate election years. According to Arizona law, board members may serve for an unlimited number of terms.

The Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board is responsible to the citizens of the district and the state of Arizona for the education of public school students. The board sets policy, approves educational programs and textbook adoption, approves the hiring and termination of personnel, sets salaries, and adopts a yearly budget.

Meeting Times & Dates

Our Governing Board welcomes the public, including school staff, parents, students, and community members, to its meetings. We hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administrative Center, 9801 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson.

You can find meeting agendas posted at Copper Canyon, La Joya Community, Sierra Linda, Tolleson Union, and Westview High schools and at the District Administration Center at least 24 hours prior to each meeting. For your convenience, we will also post them at the side of this page.

Minutes are prepared following each meeting and are posted to this page as "unofficial" pending formal approval by the Governing Board.

Meet Our Board Members

Mrs. Terri Hackett
Governing Board President
Term Expires: December 31, 2014

Mr. Steven Chapman
Governing Board Vice President
Term Expires: December 31, 2016

Mrs. Sue Sornsin
Governing Board Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2014

Mr. Freddie Villalon
Governing Board Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2016

Mr. Vincent Moreno
Governing Board Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2016


If you are interested in running for a seat on the governing board, more information, including links for nominating petitions and election timelines, is available from the Election Office of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency at (602) 506-1490. For more information on running for election to the Tolleson Union High School District, contact the Maricopa County Education Service Agency at the address below.

Maricopa County Education Service Agency
4041 North Central #1100
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Phone: 602-506-3866
Fax: 602-506-3753

School Board Information

Board Meeting Agendas

The agenda for the next board meeting is available below for review:

Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes from our previous board meetings are now available for viewing:

  • 2014-2015 meeting minutes are coming soon

To view agendas or minutes from a previous school year, please visit our Governing Board Archives page.