Our Governing Board

Royd Lee

Patricia Parrish

Joseph Bia, Jr.

Dr. James Nez

Chris Kescoli

Kayenta Unified School District is governed by a five-member board of trustees elected by popular vote with the sole interest of ensuring our students receive educational opportunities they are entitled to and deserve. The Governing Board consists of a President, Board Clerk, and three Members operating within the laws of the State Legislature, rules and regulations of the Start Board of Education and sets policies for management of the school district.

Board Policy

Questions about school policy? See our policy manual online.

Important Announcements

We want you to be aware of important information that affects our district.

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Public Notices

Special Governing Board Meeting
Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5:00PM

Work Study Session
Friday, April 7, 2023 at 9:00AM

Regular Governing Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5:00PM

Agenda & Board Minutes

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Public Notice

Public Notice

Public Notice

Public Notice

Your Opinion Matters

We invite you to share your views with the board. We hold meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the governing board meeting room.


All regular and special meetings of the Board shall be open to the public.

The Board invites the viewpoints of citizens throughout the District, and considers the responsible presentation of these viewpoints vital to the efficient operation of the District.  The Board also recognizes its responsibility for the proper governance of the schools and therefore the need to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner.  The Board therefore establishes the following procedures to receive input from citizens of the District:

A.  Any individual desiring to address the Board shall complete a form (Request to Address Board) and give this form to the Superintendent prior to the start of the Board meeting.

B.  The Board President shall be responsible for recognizing speakers, maintaining proper order, and adhering to any time limit set.  Questions requiring investigation shall be referred to the Superintendent for later report to the Board.  Questions or comments on matters that are currently under legal review will not receive a response.

C.  If considered necessary, the President shall set a time limit on the length of the comment period.  In order to ensure that each individual has an opportunity to address the Board, the President may also set a time limit for individual speakers.

D.  Personal attacks upon Board members, staff personnel, or other persons in attendance or absent by individuals who address the Board are discouraged.  Presenters are cautioned that statements or representations concerning others that convey an unjustly unfavorable impression may subject the presenter to civil action for defamation.  Policies KE, KEB, KEC, and KED are provided by the Board for disposition of legitimate complaints, including those involving individuals.  Upon conclusion of the open call to the public, individual members of the Board may respond to any criticism made by an individual who has addressed the Board.

The Superintendent shall ensure that a copy of this policy is posted at the entrance to the Board meeting room, and that an adequate supply of forms is available.

Adopted: November 9, 2016


BDB - Board Officers
BHC - Board Communications with Staff Members
BHD - Board Communications with the Public
KEB - Public Concerns/Complaints about Personnel

Individuals who would like to address the Board shall complete the Request to Address the Board Form and submit to Adrienne John, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent & Governing Board by 3:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of every month. Contact information for Adrienne is Email: Adrienne.John@kayenta.k12.az.us. and Phone: (928)697-2002.