Board Meetings

  • With a few exceptions due to school holiday breaks, board meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Refer to the meeting agenda for start times for any scheduled Work Study Session, Closed Session, or Open Session. Agendas are posted 72 hours before a regular board meeting.

    During school campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, board meetings are being held virtually via Zoom. Members of the public may view the meeting via the SCUSD YouTube Live Stream and participate in public comment as outlined below.

    Calendar and Agendas

    • Board Meeting Calendar (Dates, times, and locations may change. Final meeting information can be found on the meeting agenda 72 hours before the meeting.)
    • Board Meeting Agendas (Once approved by the Board at a subsequent meeting, minutes of a meeting are incorporated into the agenda for that meeting.)

    Public Participation

    Per Board Policy 9323, members of the public are encouraged to attend board meetings and to address the board concerning any item on the agenda or within the board's jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending board meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.

    In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the board requires that public presentations to the board comply with the following procedures:

    Public Comment

    Members of the public will be given an opportunity to address the board either before or during the board’s consideration of each business item to be discussed at regular or special meetings. Note that this does not include ceremonial items and other non-business items. Members of the public who wish to address the board are provided with two ways to do so: 

    1. In writing via email 
    2. In-person via Zoom Webinar

    In Writing

    Submit your comment in writing by emailing your comment to public-comment@scusd.net. Include the agenda item you are speaking to in the email subject line (examples: “Unagendized” or “Item C.1”). Comments for each board meeting will be collated and provided in writing to the board members and superintendent.

    In-Person

    Submit your comment in person by joining the Board Meeting Zoom Webinar using a computer, tablet, or smartphone or by phone by dialing (669) 900-9128. Use the “raise hand” feature to indicate that you would like to make a comment when indicated to do so during the agenda item. To "raise your hand" by phone, press *9. You will be called on and your microphone will be unmuted so that you can make your comment.

    Time Limits

    In order to complete the business of the meeting in a timely manner, individual speakers will be allowed two (2) minutes to address the board on each agenda item, and the board will limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. When necessary to ensure full opportunity for public input, the board president may, with board consent, adjust the amount of time allowed for public input and/or the time allotted for each speaker.

    Board Responses

    The public should note that, while we value and want to receive public feedback, board members are prohibited from commenting on, discussing, or taking action on items that are not on the meeting’s agenda. The board may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.

    Translation Services

    Spanish translation can be accessed by joining the Board Meeting Zoom Webinar. Click on “Interpretation” and select "Spanish" to listen to the Spanish audio line.

    Meeting Recordings

    Recordings made at the direction of the board during open board meetings are public records. They shall be kept for 30 days and upon request shall be made available for inspection by members of the public.