Important Message from the State Administrator’s Office
Dear Inglewood Unified School District Parents, Staff, and Community Members:

In the past year and a half, I have had the privilege of working with the members of the Inglewood Unified Board of Education – all of whom are true community advocates. They fight in support of strong programs that foster academic excellence. They treat each and every IUSD student as their own, advocating on behalf of cultivating intelligence, creativity, and dignity. 

Recently, Board of Education Area 3 Member Melody Ngaue-Tu’uholoaki announced her plans to step down after three years of exceptional service to our District. Without question, she has exemplified the dedication, caring, and support that is echoed across this entire Board. Please join me in thanking Ms. Ngaue-Tu’uholoaki for her dedicated and passionate advocacy for the students of Inglewood Unified.

Today, we have opened a two-week application process for an interim Board Member to represent Area 3 until the next election cycle in 2020. This person shall continue to raise the bar for achievement in our District. The application is posted to our District site and can be found HERE. Requirements found HERE.

The following outlines the timeline for the appointment process:
  • Application closing date: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
  • Applicant screening: A subcommittee of two Board members will screen applications to ensure each applicant meets statutory requirements of Board membership.
  • Finalist selection: State Administrator Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will invite finalists to be interviewed during the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

I encourage student advocates from our community to apply. And if you know someone who would serve our Inglewood children well, please encourage them to apply. 

I would like to thank our community supporters for your continued commitment to the success of our students. We are grateful for the valuable work of Ms. Ngaue-Tu’uholoaki; we need to continue this culture of putting students first as we choose our next board member.


Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
State Administrator