LAKE ELSINORE—Former LEUSD Trustee and California School Boards Association officer Jeannine Martineau passed away on June 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness, according to school board colleague and friend, Jeanie Corral.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 11:00 a.m., in the Performing Arts Center at Temescal Canyon High School, which Martineau was instrumental in completing during her tenure on the school board.
Mrs. Martineau served as a member of the LEUSD school board for 13 years, with leadership roles as clerk and president. From 2002 to 2003, she served as president of the California School Boards Association (CSBA), and was also a delegate to the NSBA. She was a CIF Southern Section Board Member, and because of her devotion to TCHS athletics, was honored by LEUSD in naming the big gym after her.
Jeannine Martineau is credited with appealing to Sacramento for release of state school construction funds to complete Temescal Canyon High School, successfully raising $22.1 million after an unsuccessful bond measure left the district with a partially constructed second high school and no way to pay for its completion. Finishing campus touches included a new performing arts center, gym, labs, and classrooms to serve a generation of students during the growth boom of the ‘90s.
She is survived by husband Bill Martineau, sons Eric and Jeff Martineau, and granddaughter Ronni Martineau. She was predeceased by parents, Lois and Ray Knight of Lake Elsinore.