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.