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The school board generally holds regular business meetings the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, except during July, August and December, when the board holds one regular business meeting a month. The business meeting, which begins at 6 p.m., usually takes place in the fourth-floor auditorium of the Central Administration Building at 601 South 8th Street in Tacoma and typically lasts one and a half hours.

On the third Thursday of each month, the board holds a regular study session meeting, which begins at 6 p.m., usually takes place in the fourth-floor board conference room at the Central Administration Building at 601 South 8th Street in Tacoma and typically lasts one and a half hours.

The agenda for each board meeting is available on the district Web site and at the meeting itself. The agenda for regular business meetings is typically posted to the Web site the Friday evening before meeting. To receive the board agenda by mail, please contact the school board secretary at 253-571-1443. All regular board business meetings and study session meetings are public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Executive sessions are closed to the public. Meeting minutes are not posted until approved by the school board.​​​​​​​​​​​​

The 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 a dog or miniature horse that that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability). 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. 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.

 

 Bring your input!

 

The board will provide time during the discussion of each agenda item for members of the public to comment. At this time, members of the public may address the board on an item not on the agenda. Comments should relate to items of public interest within the board’s jurisdiction. The law prohibits the board from taking action on items not on the agenda. Board members will not normally respond directly to the comments, but speakers are assured that their comments are very important and will be addressed in a different forum.

School board members encourage public participation. Your input is appreciated. If you would like to address the school board, follow these steps:

  • Complete a “Citizen’s Request to Speak” card, which is located at the back of the auditorium. Submit the card to the school board secretary PRIOR to the start of the meeting. Cards submitted after the meeting begins will not be considered at that session.
  • The superintendent will call your name when it is your turn to address the school board. Please speak into the microphone. You will have up to three minutes to share your concern.
 

 Order of business

 

Regular Business Meeting

(Generally the 2nd and 4th Thursday of a Month)

1.  Adoption of Agenda
2.  Recognition of Staff, Students and Community
3.  *Members of the Public Wishing to Address the Board
4.  Superintendent's Report
5.  Consent Calendar
6.  Policy Matters
7.  Budget
8.  Curriculum and Instruction
9.  Business Matters
10. Other Business
11. Board Comments and Reports Executive Session
12. Announcement of Future Board Meetings(s)
13. Executive Session (if needed)
14. Adjournment

 

 The superintendent and student representatives

 

As the school board’s chief officer, the superintendent carries out policies and regulations approved by the school board members on management concerns, and is responsible for directing the district’s staff.

The All-City Senate elects two student representatives to the school board each year. These representatives share the ideas and concerns of students attending the district’s high schools.

 

 Email the Board

 

Do you have a question or comment for the School Board? Send them an e-mail.

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 Meetings

 
January 8, 2015 6:00 PM
Notice
 
December 11, 2014 6:00 PM
Notice | Agenda
 
December 5, 2014 8:00 AM
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December 2, 2014 2:45 PM
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November 24, 2014 6:00 PM
Notice | Agenda