Although the school is chartered by the Menifee Union School District, it is an independent school that operates as a separate public school district. The school is responsible for all administrative functions from Business Services such as payroll, human resources, health benefits, budget and finance to traditional school site operations under the supervision of the Director/Principal of the school. The board ensures that the vision of the school is implemented through policy setting, the review of interim financial reports and adoption of a balanced annual budget among other things.

Santa Rosa Academy School Board of Directors typically meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m.  Please note that occasionally board meeting dates and/or times are changed. Please check the SRA website calendar for updates.

Board of Directors Meeting Information

The Santa Rosa Academy School Board of Directors typically meets monthly. Meeting locations will be posted as soon as the agendas are available.

For current board agendas, please visit: BoardDocs.

Board Docs


  • August, 20, 2020
  • September 17, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January, TBD
  • February, TBD
  • March, TBD
  • April, TBD
  • May, TBD
  • June, TBD
  • July, 2021, no meeting
Meeting Date Meeting Type Agenda Attachments
April 30th, 2020 Board Meeting Board Meeting Agenda
April 22nd, 2020 Special Board Meeting Special Board Training Workshop
April 14th, 2020 Special Board Meeting Special Meeting Agenda Documents
March 31st, 2020 Special Board Meeting Special Meeting Agenda Documents
March 19th, 2020 Board Meeting Meeting Agenda Documents
March 12th, 2020 Emergency Meeting Emergency Meeting Agenda Documents
March 2nd, 2020 Special Meeting  Special Meeting Agenda Documents
February 13th, 2020 Regular Meeting  Regular Meeting Agenda Documents
January 27th, 2020 Special Meeting  Special Meeting Agenda Documents
January 22nd, 2020 Special Meeting  Special Meeting Agenda Documents
December 16th, 2019 Special Meeting  Special Meeting Agenda
November 21st, 2019 Regular Meeting  Board Meeting Agenda Documents
November 5th, 2019 Special Meeting Special Meeting Agenda
October 17th, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda Documents
September 19th, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda Documents
August 15th, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Agenda Documents
Meeting Date Meeting Type Minutes
April 14, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes will be posted once approved.
March 31, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes will be posted once approved.
March 19, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes will be posted once approved.
Recording Audio
March 12, 2020 Emergency Meeting Emergency Meeting Minutes
Audio File
March 2, 2020 Special Meeting Special Meeting Minutes
Audio File
February 13, 2020 Regular Meeting Regular Meeting Minutes
Audio File
January 27, 2020 Special Meeting Special Meeting Minutes
Audio File
January 22, 2020 Special Meeting Special Meeting Minutes
Currently, no audio available.
December 16, 2019 Special Meeting Special Meeting Minutes
November 21, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minute
November 5, 2019 Special Meeting Special Meeting Minutes
October 17, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
September 19, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes
August 15, 2019 Regular Meeting Board Meeting Minutes

Public Comment. Invitation to address the board, open/closed session items: Comments should be submitted via email to Unless an item has been placed on the published agenda in accordance with the Brown Act, there shall be no action taken, nor should there be comments on, responses to, or discussion of a topic not on the agenda. Public Comment emails will be presented to the Board of Directors. The Board members may: (1) acknowledge receipt of information/report; (2) refer to staff with no direction as to action or priority; or (3) refer the matter to the next agenda.

Personal attacks against SRA employees and/or SRA Board members are inappropriate and not considered by the Board at a public Board Meeting.  The Board has a complaint process which should be followed.  The Board will not respond to personal attacks against employees or Board members in a public meeting, and cautions members of the public that they will be personally responsible for any remarks made.

The Governing Board provides leadership and community oversight of the School.

The Board shall work with the Director to fulfill its major roles, which include:

1. Setting a direction for the school.
2. Providing a basic organizational structure for the school by establishing policies.
3. Ensuring accountability.
4. Providing community leadership on behalf of the school and public education.

To fulfill these basic responsibilities, the Board shall:
1. Involve the community, parents/guardians, students, and staff in developing a common vision for the school focused on learning and achievement and responsive to the needs of all students.
2. Adopt, evaluate, and update policies consistent with the law and the School’s vision and goals.
3. Maintain accountability for student learning by adopting the School curriculum and monitoring student progress.
4. Hire and support the Director so that the vision, goals, and policies of the school can be implemented.
5. Conduct regular and timely evaluations of the Director based on the vision, goals and performance of the school, and ensure that the Director holds school personnel accountable.
6. Adopt a fiscally responsible budget based on the school’s vision and goals, and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the School.
7. Ensure that a safe and appropriate educational environment is provided to all students.
8. Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education at the local, state and federal levels.
9. Convene as a judicial and appeals body and serve as the final decision -maker in accordance with law, Board policies and negotiated agreements. The Board is authorized to establish and finance any program or activity that is not in conflict with, inconsistent with, or preempted by law.

Resource Links:

Bylaws Of Santa Rosa Academy, Incorporated Roberts Rule of Order The Brown Act (The Ralph M. Brown Act, also known as the California open meetings law)

Scott Mason
Scott MasonBoard President

Scott Mason has lived in Riverside County with his family for the past 6 years. Mr. Mason has served the community during those 6 years by working as a Felony Prosecutor for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. As a community college graduate, Mr. Mason believes in the value of a community college education.

Dan Temple
Dan TempleTreasurer - Community Member

Dan Temple, and his wife, Naomi, are the parents of two children. The oldest, Dominique, graduated in 2012 from Santa Rosa Academy, and attends Brigham Young University. Their son Spencer is currently in High School at Santa Rosa. Their children have attended SRA since 2006. Mr. Temple is a Sergeant with the California Highway Patrol, and works in the Temecula Area. The Temple family has lived in Menifee for a number of years

Gina Gonzalez
Gina GonzalezCommunity Member
Brooke Snell
Brooke SnellParent Representative

Brooke is a parent to two children at Santa Rosa Academy. She has one son in Third grade and one son in Fourth grade. Both children have been enrolled in blue track since Kindergarten. She retired from American Airlines working as a Flight Attendant to become a stay at home mom. Working from home affords her the opportunity to volunteer her time at SRA and her church. Brooke and her husband, Greg have been married for 11 years, and have lived in Menifee since 2009. As a family, they enjoy camping, music, and sports.

Mrs. Kellie Welty
Mrs. Kellie WeltyParent Member - Secretary

Kellie Welty and her husband Dale have lived in Canyon Lake for a combined 29 years. Kellie has three children, Adam is a Nuclear Engineer with the United States Navy. Allison attends college and works in the local community. Kellie has been a Santa Rosa parent since her daughter attended SRA in 2010. Kellie’s youngest son, Nicholas is in third grade. Kellie is a retired Realtor which she enjoyed for many years serving the local community. Kellie currently is involved in many organizations that support the local community.

Mr. Gerald Buydos
Mr. Gerald BuydosParent Representative

Gerald Buydos, along with his wife, Andrea, are the proud parents of 9 children. 4 children currently attend SRA and one SRA graduate attending UCR. Gerald has been working in the utility industry for almost 25 years, the last 18 years with Riverside Public Utilities. Gerald oversees the Public Benefits, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Low-Income programs and staff at RPU.

Gerald also served ten years as a publicly elected representative for Valley Health System, a local non-profit hospital corporation in Riverside County. During his tenure, he served on the Finance, Building, and Quality Assurance committees. Also served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Community Health Foundation. The Buydos family has resided in Riverside County since 1989 and currently lives in the French Valley area.

Mr. Benjamin Diederich
Mr. Benjamin DiederichBoard Memeber

Ben and his wife, Jennifer, grew up in Southwest Riverside County, and Ben attended 
the Menifee campus of MSJC before continuing on with his education. They have one
 daughter, who prompted their desire to move back to Menifee when she started school,
 after living in Orange County for over a decade. In 2016 they moved to Audie Murphy
 Ranch and Ben relocated his legal practice to Menifee as well. Ben has become very
 involved in the community, having served as a director for the Temecula Valley
 Symphony, Helping Young Professionals Exceed, the Menifee Valley Chamber of
 Commerce, and serving as a Commissioner on the City’s Planning Commission. In his 
free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, reading, music, and being outdoors.