Frank Biehl, Board President

Frank Biehl, Board President


President Biehl

Frank Biehl was elected as Governing Board Member of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.  He was selected to serve as President of the Board in 2011 and 2012. Formally, he served as Chair of the Audit Committee. He is currently Vice President and Board Representative on the East Side Alliance Advisory Steering Committee.


In November 2011, the 31 School Boards in the county elected Biehl to a four-year term on the Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization. He was selected Chair in 2012. The Committee approves boundary changes between school districts and, once a decade, realigns the County School Board trustee areas.


Biehl presided as President of the Santa Clara County School Boards Association for the 2009-10 school year having previously served as Vice President and Co-Chair of the Hoffmann Awards.


In June 2009, Biehl was selected to Chair the Santa Clara County Ed Coalition, an education advocacy organization, that includes representatives from Association of California School Administrators, California School Employees Association, California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, Parent Teachers Association, Santa Clara County Superintendents Association, Santa Clara County Office of Education, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, Service Employees International Union and the Santa Clara County School Boards Association.


Biehl has served two terms, 2007-11, as the ESUHSD Representative on MetroED. This Board serves as the governing body of a Joint Powers Agreement between six school districts to provide Career Technical Education. Elected President of the MetroED Board in January 2010, Biehl served as Vice President the previous year.  For his work at MetroED, Biehl was awarded the Outstanding Service to Youth Award from the San Jose Job Corps on December 11, 2009.


In April of 2014, Santa Clara County School Boards reelected Biehl to a fourth, two-year, term on the California School Board Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly.


The CSBA Masters in Governance certificate was awarded to Biehl in the fall of 2008. To receive this certificate, he attended nine seminars for a total of 56 hours of intensive training on the role of the board in setting direction for student learning, school finance, facilities, human resources and collective bargaining,


In 2014, Biehl served on the Steering Committee for the successful “Measure I Tech Bond” election providing financing for computers and related infrastructure for 18 years.  Previously, in 2012, Biehl chaired the “Citizens for Measure I” committee supporting the successful $120 million bond issue for the continued renovation of East Side high schools. Additionally, in 2008, Biehl served as the Endorsements Chair for the citizens committee supporting the successful $349 million “Yes on Measure E” capital bond campaign for East Side high schools.


Californians for Justice awarded Biehl the “2007 Justice Champions Ally Award” in appreciation for his commitment to racial justice and quality education for all students.  In May of 2008, the Latino Parent Coalition honored Frank Biehl for his work and leadership with Latino students and parents. Additionally, Biehl has twice, in 2010 and 2013, received the “Amigos de Puente Award” for outstanding contributions to the education development and success of Latino students’ pursuit of a college education.  


In 2013, Biehl was invited to join the Silicon Valley Education Foundation STEM Advisory Board.  He is also a member of the San Jose/Santa Clara Chapter of the League of Woman Voters where he serves on the Education Committee.


For three years, before being elected to the ESUHSD Board, Biehl was the School Site Council President at Evergreen Valley High School. He participated as a Parent Representative on the ESUHSD Budget Task Force in 2005.


He and his wife, Barbara, have lived on the East Side since 1990. Their two sons graduated from ESUHSD schools; Evergreen Valley in 2007 and Mt Pleasant in 2012.


Frank Biehl’s business and government experience includes: Vice President/General Manager/business owner; Sheriff’s Department Management Analyst; Field Representative, California State Assembly; Associate Management Analyst, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. He has a BA in Political Science from San Jose State University.


His non-profit management and community activities have included: President, CEO, Silicon Valley Economic Development Corporation; Campaign Ethics Commissioner; President, East Hills Little League; President, Valley Ridge Homeowners Association; San Jose Rotary Member.

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.