Times for agenda items are approximate and will vary depending on the amount of information and discussion necessary to conduct the business of the Board.
Assistance for the Disabled: Please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (916) 375-7604, ext. 1236, at least 24 hours before the scheduled board meeting to request disability-related accommodations in order to participate in the public board meeting. (Government Code Section 54954.2) (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 202.)
Public Comments: At this time, members of the public may address the Board on topics that are under the jurisdiction of the Board and are on the agenda. The Board may limit the total time for public input on any topic to 20 minutes unless it chooses to waive the item limit for a particular item. Individual speakers may be limited to three minutes to comment on any topic. Public comments consisting of individual charges, complaints or derogatory remarks about any district employee are requested to be submitted in writing to the administration in accordance with the District's complaint procedure.
Closed Session: There are a number of exceptions to the requirement that the public business be done in public. The Legislature has articulated these exceptions because of public necessity for confidentiality or because an open disclosure would violate the privacy rights of an employee or a pupil. The Board of Education may hold closed sessions only for the purposes identified in law and placed on the meeting agenda in the manner required by law. Closed sessions may be held to discuss personnel matters, negotiations/collective bargaining, matters related to student discipline or student rights, security matters, negotiations involving real estate and matters involving potential litigation.