2023-2024 Board Meeting Information

Board Meeting Information

The Board of Education normally holds one regular meeting each month. Regular meetings are generally held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Study sessions and/or special meetings will be scheduled as needed. Agendas for all meetings can be found at:

For the 2023-2024 school year, all meetings will be held at Joshua Tree Elementary School, 4950 Sunburst Ave, Joshua Tree.

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 Tuesday of the month, with open session beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Public Participation

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.