Hesperia Unified School District board members Hardy Black and Dr. Robert Kirk have completed the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance program.


Board members Black and Kirk received the Masters in Governance certificate after completing 60 hours of intensive training on the role of the governance team in setting the direction of the district, human resources, policy and judicial review, student learning and achievement, school finance, collective bargaining and community relations and advocacy.


The Masters in Governance program is designed to provide board members and superintendants with the knowledge and skills they need in order to function effectively as governance teams. The program recognizes the necessity of the board and superintendant working closely together toward a common goal -- student learning and achievement.


Also attending the program are Superintendant Mark McKinney and Vice President Lee Rogers. More than 1,800 board members and superintendants have participated in CSBA's highly acclaimed Masters in Governance program.