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Board of Trustees

The North Valley Military Institute Board of Trustees is a well rounded team of volunteers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Board members are responsible for Governance of the school. They create and support the long term vision of the school, actively oversee the school’s core values and mission, ensure the school’s financial viability, and hire and review NVMI's Superintendent.

Board Policy Manual


Current Board Members:

  • Chairman - Dr. Daniel Villanueva – Dr. Villanueva is an independent contractor working to support various community colleges and educational institutions in Southern California. He also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at California State University Northridge, has served on various non-profit governing boards, and been involved in development and fund raising efforts for various non-profit organizations.  Dr. Villanueva worked in fiscal services at the Los Angeles County Office of Education for more than a decade. He brings a wealth of experience in fiscal, facilities, emergency response, human resources, fund raising, curriculum, and K-12/community college operations. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2024
  • Secretary - Lanny West – Mr. West is a retired businessman who has served on the north Valley Charter Academy and subsequently North Valley Military Institue board since its inception. He served as the North Valley Charter Academy and then NVMI board Chairman for more than a decade, and brings a wealth of business, finance, human resource, and community relations experience. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2024
  • Treasurer -  Matthew K. Smith was a Director and then Superintendent at the Griffin Technology Charter Group in Vallejo California from 2010-2020 after having served as a public school administrator in the Martinez and New Haven Unified School Districts. He now serves as the Director at Springboard School Services. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2025
  • Member - Captain (Retired) John Pruit – John W. Pruitt, III was born in Atlanta, Georgia,  and is a proud graduate of U. S. Coast Guard Academy as an Electrical Engineer. During his career in the Coast Guard, John deployed for over 12 years around the world working with every branch of the U. S. military and numerous nations. During this time John commanded three Coast Guard ships and was Officer in Charge of a law enforcement detachment. John's operations carried him from the Bering Sea of Alaska, throughout Central and South America, the Persian Gulf, and untold places in between. John retired from the U. S. Coast Guard after 23 years of service, as a Captain (O-6) in 2018 and is an entertainment consultant and TV personality. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2025
  • Member - Master Sergeant, USMC (Retired) John Martinez, (Master Sergeant Martinez is a member of the Crisis Response Team with the United States Secret Service in Washington, DC. He retired from the Marine Corps after  distinguished career that included multiple deployments including a stint assigned to the Mobile Training Team Chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific where he trained Marines from the Maldives in military tactics. He held multiple senior leadership roles, including the role where he got to know NVMI as the Operations Chief of the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, CA. His areas of expertise include logistics, training, operations, security, community relations, and operational planning.  - TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2025
  • Member Mike Camorlinga – Mr. Camorlinga is a proud NVMI parent of an NVMI high schooler and a business owner of the very successful Lulu's Restaurant in the San Fernando Valley. He was raised in Southern California, attended college here, and brings to the board a wealth of experience in finance, personnel management, strategic planning, investment, and business development. - TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2024
  • Member Rocky Huynh Rocky Huynh is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology and Information Management. Rocky attended the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy, where he eventually became a cadet senior officer with responsibility for various command and staff roles in the Corps of Cadets. During and immediately after his time at UCSC, he worked for both Walmart global eCommerce and Apple in Global Threat Response. He currently works as a Business Analyst for Data Protection, Privacy, and Compliance for Cisco. He brings to the NVMI board perspective both as a former cadet at a public military academy charter school, but also as a successful college graduate and someone with expertise in the field of technology. - TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2025
  • Member Cesley Frost is the Middle School Principal at Bay Area Technology School. She previously served as a teacher, Dean, and Middle School Principal at the Oakland Military Institute, and served as an NVMI Board member in NVMI’s inaugural year. She is a frequent Visiting Committee Chairperson for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2025
  • Member Julie Ward is an NVMI parent/guardian and operates a small business in the Sunland/Tujunga community. She is a longtime parent and community advocate and volunteer and brings community organizing and parent empowerment experience to the NVMI board. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2025
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), Tom Coate, United States Air Force. Retired from the United States Air Force after a distinguished career that involved developing and operating some of the United States’ most classified space programs and projects. His military career highlights include working with the Department of Defense and the Department of National Intelligence to improve information sharing following 9/11, working with Congress on the Air Force’s budget for space, and deployment to Afghanistan as part of the U.S. Army’s nation building mission. During his substantial career on active duty, he was also involved with over twenty football programs. He currently works as a Senior Space Consultant for the US Space Force and Head Football Coach for Grace Brethren High School. TERM EXPIRES 30 June 2024

NVMI Board members can be reached via email at or by calling the main office at 818-368-1557 and leaving a message. NVMI's main office is open from 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM Monday - Friday.

NVMI's Board holds meetings in compliance with The Brown Act. Members of the NVMI and the greater community at large are invited to attend Board meetings on the NVMI Campus. Agendas are posted on the main campus AND on this web page. Board meetings generally occur at 10:00 AM on the fourth Saturday of each month (Except July).

Reasonable Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations will be made for any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting. Please contact the school Superintendent at 323-217-4481 or at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


General Information

August 6, 2023 SPECIAL MEETING 1PM

August 26, 2023

September 23, 2023

October 28, 2023

November 18, 2023 (Note Change due to Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 16, 2023 (Note Change due to Winter Break)

January 27, 2024

February 24, 2024

March 23, 2024

April 27, 2024

May 25, 2024

June 22, 2024

August 23, 2022 Meeting


September 26, 2022


October 7, 2022 Special Board Finance Committe MeetingAgenda

October 14, 2022 Special Board Finance Committee MeetingAgenda

October 24, 2022

November 4, 2022 – Board Finance Committee Meeting


November 28, 2022

December 12, 2022

December 20, 2022 Board Finance Committee Agenda

January 30, 2023

February 27, 2023

March 8, 2023 – Special Meeting


April 22, 2023 – canceled because the agenda was not properly posted online in accordance with the Brown Act.

April 29, 2023 –Special Exeuctive Committee Meeting (with no action items) Agenda

May 10, 2023

Special Meeting of the Board – NO ACTION – Only discussion – May 15, 2022 at noon zia zoom only – Corrected Agenda (previous edition had an incorrect heading

Special Meeting of the Board – June 10, 2023 10AM

June 27, 2023 at 6PM


August 24, 2021


The following documents appear in the order in which they appear on the board agenda:


September 28, 2021


The following documents appear in the order in which they appear on the board agenda:


Special Board Meeting immediately after the Regular Meeting – September 28, 2021


October 26, 2021

December 21, 2021 (note 3rd Tuesday because of holidays)

January 25, 2022


Minutes of the two December meetings

February 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

April 2, 2022

April 26, 2022

May 24, 2022

June 28, 2022


August 24, 2020

September 1, 2020
Finance Committee Meeting

September 15, 2020

September 29, 2020
NOTE: Change from original date

October 29, 2020
NOTE: Change to two days later than originally planned

November 18, 2020 – Finance Committee Meeting

December 15, 2020 – General Board Meeting

January 26, 2021 – General Board Meeting

February 23, 2021

March 30,2021 – Rescheduled to April 5, 2021 due to lack of a quorum

April 27, 2021

May 25, 2021

Minutes of the April 27 Meeting
20/21 Revised Budget
21/22 Preliminary Budget
Fiscal Policies and Procedures
School Services of California Contract
LACOE Facilities Inspection Report


1. 2021-2024 LCAP

2. 2021-2024 LCAP Instructions

3. Budget Overview for Parents

4. Annual Update (19-20 LCAP/LCP)

5. Expenditure Tables

June 29, 2021


August 12, 2019

August 22, 2019

September 30, 2019

October 28, 2019
Meeting CANCELED due to lack of quorum
REPLACED by meeting on November 16, 2019

November 25, 2019

December 9, 2019

January 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

March board meeting CANCELED due to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020

May 12, 2020 Special Meeting

June 22, 2020

July 21, 2018
Special Meeting at 3PM

August 23, 2018

September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018
Special Board Meeting

October 25, 2018

November 15, 2018

  • In lieu of a regular board meeting we will have Schoolsite Council (board/staff/student/parent/public) “study sessions” on each of our four pillars (and finance/development) as follows:
    • NOTE: that no action will be taken at these study sessions. All meetings are open to the public
  • Click HERE for a breakdown of the study sessions


  • No Meeting Held

January 12, 2019

February 21, 2019

February 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

May 23, 2019

June 17, 2019

August 17, 2017 Special Meeting

August 24, 2017

September 21, 2017

October 26, 2017

November 16, 2017


December 8, 2017
9AM Special time and place not as usually scheduled

January 25, 2018

February 22, 2018
Special 3:50 p.m. board meeting

February 22, 2018

February 26, 2019
1PM Special board meeting

March 22, 2018

March 28, 2018
Special Board Meeting

April 26, 2018

May 14, 2018
Special Board Meeting 2PM in room 68

May 24, 2018

June 28, 2018
Plus Special Meeting immediately following the regular board meeting

  • Agenda
  • Agenda – Special Meeting
  • Minutes
    There was no quorum, but the board did have an extensive presentation on the LCAP, LCAP Addendum, SPSA, and Title IIII plan in addition to a discussion about the UCP complain regarding summer school fees. No action was taken, but a special meeting was scheduled for Saturday, June 30 at 10 AM

June 30, 2018
Special Board Meeting

August 25, 2016

September 22, 2016

October 27, 2016

November 16, 2016

November 17, 2016

December 2, 2016

January 26, 2017

January/February Ad hoc Fundraising Committee

February 23, 2017

March 17, 2017 Special Meeting

March 23, 2017

March 30, 2017

April 27, 2017
Same Agenda will be used

May 25, 2017

August 24, 2014 Special Meeting

August 28, 2014

September 25, 2014

October 7, 2014 Special Meeting

October 23, 2014

November 20, 2014

January 22, 2015

February 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

April 23, 2015

May 28, 2015


June 18, 2015