Human Resources

255 W. Stanley Avenue, #100
Ventura, California 93001
Certificated x1150
Classified x1170


Our Commissioners:




Barbi Rice was appointed to the Commission as the classified employees’ appointee in July 2015.  Ms. Rice is a resident of Ventura, and has worked for the Ojai Unified School District for twenty-four years, where she is currently Coordinator of Classified Personnel Services.  Prior to her current position, she worked as a School Office Manager and represented Ojai’s classified employees as the CSEA President for seventeen years.   Ms. Rice’s experience as a union leader coupled with her human resources experience allows her to identify the needs of classified employees and champion providing exceptional personnel services to the employees and community of VUSD.

Barbi Rice

  Board appointee Rich Kirby, was appointed to the Commission in 2014. Mr. Kirby retired from the Ventura Unified School District in 2012 after thirty-eight years of service to the students of our district as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, and finally the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. He brings a wealth of diverse experience that lends valuable insight to the commission.

 Rich Kirby


Joint appointee Ed Lacey, has served on the Commission since April, 1985. He is a retired attorney with experience in employment law, personal injury and   criminal defense. He has previously served as a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association and as president of the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also taught paralegal classes for UCSB. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a special education teacher for 13 years in the Santa Paula School District.

 Ed Lacey