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Board of Education

Board of Education

The San José Unified Board of Education traditionally meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month in the Board Room at the District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave., San José, CA 95126. Regular Meetings begin at 6:00pm, except as noted or when a Closed Session is scheduled.

The Board will enter Closed Session at 5:00pm to consider items that are not subject to the requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act – primarily discipline, personnel, and other legal matters. Closed Sessions are not open to the general public. The Superintendent will report all actions taken by the Board in Closed Session during the Regular Meeting.

Please note that dates, times, and locations of Board meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be noticed in a timely fashion. You should always check the district calendar for the most current information.

Click here to submit any questions regarding Board agendas, minutes, and meetings.

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Board Members

The Board of Education is comprised of five members elected by trustee area and one student board member appointed each year by the Board of Education. Trustees for odd-numbered areas are chosen by voters during presidential elections. Trustees for even-numbered areas are voted on during gubernatorial elections.

Click here to meet the current Board Members.

View district map by trustee area

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2022-2023 Board of Education Regular Meetings

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and minutes from Board of Education meetings are available for public review through an online portal provided by the California School Boards Association (CSBA).

To view Board agendas, minutes, information on how to attend an upcoming meeting (posted at least 72 hours in advance), and procedures for submitting a public comment, please click HERE.

To view Board agendas and minutes before December 15, 2020, please click HERE.

Agendas and minutes previous to 2010

If the documents you need are not available online, please click here to submit a request for a hard copy or pdf.

Audio archive of previous Board of Education meetings.

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Board Procedures

The Board has established a set of procedures to guide public meetings, which are summarized below.

Length of Meetings

The Board believes that late night meetings can deter public participation, affect the Board’s decision-making ability, and be a burden to staff. Therefore, Regular Board meetings shall be adjourned at 10:30 p.m. unless extended to a specific time determined by a majority of the Board members present. The meeting shall be extended no more than once and may be adjourned to a later date.

Quorum

A majority of the number of filled positions on the Board constitutes a quorum. Unless otherwise provided by law, affirmative votes by a majority of all the membership of the Board are required to approve any action under consideration, regardless of the number of members present. When the Board membership at a meeting consists of three members, the vote must be unanimous to carry any item of business.

Abstentions

The Board believes that when no conflict of interest requires abstention, its members have a duty to vote on issues before them. When a member abstains, his/her abstention shall be considered to concur with the action taken by the majority of those who vote, whether affirmatively or negatively.

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Meeting Recordings

Click here for an audio archive of previous Board of Education meetings.

The Superintendent or designee shall designate locations from which members of the public may broadcast, photograph, or tape record open meetings without causing a distraction. If the Board finds that noise, illumination, or obstruction of view related to these activities would persistently disrupt the proceedings, these activities shall be discontinued or restricted as determined by the Board.

A video or audio recording may be made and/or broadcast at any open Board meeting. The Board President shall announce that a recording or broadcasting is being made at the direction of the Board at the beginning of the meeting and, as practicable, the recorder or camera shall be placed in plain view of meeting participants.

Recordings made at the direction of the Board during open Board meetings are public records. They shall be kept for at least 30 days and upon request shall be made available for inspection by members of the public on district equipment without charge.

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