Board Members



OUR MISSION:  The Lake Tahoe Unified School District, working collaboratively with parents and the community, will provide a quality learning environment in which all students develop competence in basic skill areas and are prepared to be responsible, contributing citizens.

Governance of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District is vested in the five members of the Board of Education, who serve staggered four-year terms. To be eligible for election, Board candidates must be at least 18 years old and must be a resident of, and a registered voter in, the District. Elections are held every two years. A new system of Elections by-Trustee-Areas was approved by the Board of Education on February 12, 2013, creating five separate areas from which Board representatives will be elected to office in subsequent elections.  On February 26, 2013, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to consolidate Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education elections to occur on the same date as even-year general elections. 

See LTUSD Board of Education Trustee Area Map for Future Board Elections.

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District provides the guidance and resources necessary to ensure an environment conducive to learning. However, it is important to emphasize that the goal of our educational system is not to supplant parental responsibilities throughout the learning process. Rather, it is the policy of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education to foster parental participation in order that an educational climate is created which reinforces and fosters the positive and healthy development of the child.  The Board accepts as its primary responsibility the education of every child. The Board's first goal must be to provide each student with the basic skills necessary to participate and function effectively in society. These skills include, but are not limited to: Reading, writing, mathematical computation and verbal communication, motor skills development, decision making and self-esteem. In addition, the Board is committed to the goal of achieving academic excellence through a program of instruction which offers every child an opportunity to develop to the maximum of his/her individual capabilities. 

Creating Learning Opportunities for Every Child to Achieve Success

"We believe that unity will be a product of this collective vision."



Larry Reilly - Board President  (Term Expires 12/13/24)  Email

Representing Trustee Area 1 - VIEW MAP - Area #1 Northern     VIEW MAP - Area #1 Southern

Larry Reilly has been in education most of his life.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English, a minor in history and a California Teaching Credential from CSU Chico. He began his teaching career in Willits, CA. then moved with his wife Michelle to South Lake Tahoe in 1980 to teach and coach at George Whittell High School.  He also taught summer school and coached basketball at South Tahoe High School.  Larry has served the community over the years by coaching Little League, Babe Ruth baseball and ran the Youth Basketball Program for the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe.  Larry and Michelle have two children who attended schools in LTUSD and are now college graduates.  Larry enjoys attending local sporting events, working out and finding new fly fishing spots.


Bonnie Turnbull Board Member/Clerk (Term Expires 12/13/24)  Email

Representing Trustee Area 3 - VIEW MAP Area #3  

Bonnie Turnbull has worked in education for 30 years, has lived in Tahoe since 2006, and has a daughter in STHS. She holds a BA in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a California teaching certificate. She is passionate about developing the “whole child” and so has volunteered in diverse programs such as BATS (Bringing Arts to Schools), Odyssey of the Mind, and AYSO soccer. A South Lake Tahoe Citizens’ Academy graduate, Bonnie was inspired to take more leadership and has served on the Friends of the Library board and the Parks and Recreation Commission. Bonnie sings in TOCCATA Tahoe and also bicycles everywhere hoping to inspire our community to take action on climate change.