Meetings of the Board of Trustees are conducted for the purpose of accomplishing district business. In accordance with state open meeting laws (Brown Act), the Board shall hold its meetings in public and shall conduct closed sessions during such meetings only as authorized by law. To encourage community involvement in the schools, Board meetings shall provide opportunities for questions and comments by members of the public. All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with law and the Board's Bylaws, Policies, and Administrative Regulations.
Regular Board Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month with open session beginning at 7:00 p.m. and closed session immediately preceding (as necessary), except as indicated below*.
Board Meetings are held in the Board Room at the district's administrative headquarters, located at 5816 Corporate Avenue in Cypress, and are also live-streamed via Zoom. A Zoom link is published on each meeting's agenda.
Regular Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance
Special meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis – Agendas for these meetings are posted at least 24 hours in advance
At Regular Board Meetings, during the “Public Comment” period listed on the agenda, members of the public may address the Board on any agenda item or other topic within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. Alternatively, public comments regarding a specific agenda item will be permitted at the time of consideration by the Board.
At Special Board Meetings, comments will be limited to items contained on the special meeting agenda.
A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president. Speakers may complete a Public Comment Card (available on table near entrance) to assist the Board President in recognizing speakers and also provide the opportunity for follow-up communication, if desired.
Comments are limited to 3 minutes each, with no more than 20 minutes allotted to any one item.
The Board shall take no action on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. Without taking action, Board members or District staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda.