Hiring and evaluating the Superintendent;
Establishing policies for governing the school
Adopting a balanced budget each year;
Having legal and fiduciary authority for the school
Adopting instructional materials; and
Serving as community representatives to the district
and on behalf of the district.
School Board meetings begin at 6:00pm and are held in the 4th
Floor Auditorium at the Central Administration Building at 601 South 8th Street
in Tacoma, unless otherwise posted. Click here
for directions. All regular board business meetings and study session meetings
are public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Executive sessions are closed
to the public. Public parking and the main entrance are located on the west
side of the building at South G Street.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, except for once
monthly meeting in July/August/December.
3rd Thursday of the month, as needed.
to view past and upcoming school board meeting dates
with links to Agenda’s and Minutes.
We Love to
Hear From You
School board members encourage public participation. Your input is
appreciated. If you would like to address the school board, you can do so in the
You can find each Director’s email address and telephone number by clicking here or you can send them all an email at once by clicking here.
To address the board at a public meeting, you will submit a “Citizens’
Request to Speak” card prior to the start of the meeting.
superintendent will call your name when it is your turn to address the school
o You will
have up to three minutes to share your comments.
Board does not take public comments on issues related to personnel or
individually named staff at Board meetings
The All-City Senate elects two student representatives to the
school board each year. These representatives attend school board meeting and share
the ideas and concerns of students attending the district’s high schools.
Board of Directors' meetings are accessible to all regardless of sex, race,
creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status,
sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use a dog
guide or trained service animal (a service animal is an animal that
is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an
individual with a disability).
Accomodation - Persons
requiring accommodations for a disability in order to attend a Board meeting
(including the services on a sign language interpreter) should contact the
District’s ADA Coordinator at 253.571.1250, before 4:30 p.m., at least three
working days before the meeting to ensure that the District has sufficient time
to implement appropriate accommodations.
Interpreter - Individuals
requesting a language interpreter for a Board meeting for any language, other
than a sign language interpreter, should contact the Board Office at
253.571.1443 before 4:30 p.m., at least three working days before the meeting
to ensure that the District has sufficient time to identify an interpreter.