Board Meeting Information
The Board of Education normally holds two regular meetings each month. Regular meetings are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Study sessions and/or special meetings will be scheduled as needed. Agendas for all meetings can be found at:
For the 2021-2022 school year, all meetings will be held at Joshua Tree Elementary School, 4950 Sunburst Ave, Joshua Tree.
During the time it is recommended by the California Department of Health and/or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meeting attendees are required to wear face coverings.
Types of Meetings
Regular Meetings: Regular meetings are convened for the discharge of the Board's legal responsibilities and include, but are not limited to, discussions of policy, school district business, planning, educational programs, and matters of community interest. Regular meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Special Meetings: Special meetings may be called when a vote on a specific issue is needed before a regular meeting is scheduled. Special meetings may be called by the Board President or by a majority of the Board. No business will be transacted except that for which the special meeting was convened, and public comments may only address items on the agenda. Special meeting agendas are posted 24 hours in advance as required by law.
Study Sessions: These sessions may be scheduled from time to time to provide Board Members with opportunities for planning and discussion without formal action. Topics for discussion will be announced publicly and sessions will be conducted in accordance with state law.
Public Hearings: Public hearings may be conducted from time to time to ensure adequate time for the public to express its views regarding a specific issue.
Addressing the Board Regarding Agendized and Non-Agendized Items
You may address the Board regarding any item on the agenda when that item is being considered. If you request to speak about a matter of school district business not on the agenda, you will be invited to make your remarks during the "Public Comment" portion of the agenda. If you wish to address the Board, please complete a yellow speaker card located at the entrance to the meeting room and provide to the recording secretary prior to the discussion of the topic. Individual speakers are limited to 3 minutes and may only speak once on a topic. Public comment will be limited to a total of 20 minutes.
When You Are Recognized to Speak
Please step to the microphone and direct your remarks to the President. Because of the Brown Act, neither the Board nor Administration may respond to items not on the agenda, but may ask clarifying questions only. State law provides for public comment during the course of our meeting; however, we hope that comments and criticism are directed towards issues, not individuals. We ask that all speakers be respectful of our public employees.