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Hermosa Beach City School District
1645 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Hermosa Beach school district consists of two campuses, Hermosa View School (kindergarten through 2nd grade) andMore Hermosa Valley School (3rd through 8th grade). Both Hermosa View and Hermosa Valley have been awarded with California Distinguished School status as well as being named National Blue Ribbon Schools.


Board of Education
1315 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Hermosa Beach City School District Board of Education is the elected body that governs the school district.More Members serve four-year terms. The school board's actions set policy and give direction to the staff on instructional programs, financial decisions and collective bargaining. The school district, in turn, institutes the required policies and actions.

The school board meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, but are subject to change. Meetings are also broadcast live on Channel 45 Time Warner Cable.

Members: Lisa Claypoole, Jack Burns, Carleen Beste, Ray Waters, Cathy McCurdy and superintendent Bruce Newlin.

Green Task Force
1315 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Hermosa Beach Green Task Force has nine Hermosa Beach residents and one school district representative. The goalMore of this ad hoc task force is to propose a "Climate Action Plan", within 18 months to the Hermosa Beach City Council.

According to the group's Web site, its mission is to advise the City Council on the following: "waste reduction, re-use and recycling; sustainable private and public transportation; water use reduction and storm water management; green building including energy and related matters."

The group meets in the City Council Chambers. Task force agendas are posted five days in advance. Check the city Web site for upcoming meeting dates, or contact Pamela Townsend, city senior planner, at 310-318-0242 for more information.

Members: Christian Campisi, Philip Friedl, Ann Hempelmann, Steve Hunt, Kris Kimble, Mike Miller, Lisa Ryder Moore, David Pedersen, Brian Schoening and city liaison Ken Robertson, community development director.