Committees

In addition to the regular School Board meetings twice a month, Board members serve on a number of committees that meet at various times throughout the year.

Board members also make appointments to two joint commissions with the City of Berkeley, the Youth Commission and the Peace & Justice Commission.  If you are interested in serving on one of these commissions, fill out an application form, and send it to the Board members for consideration at boardofed@berkeley.net.

Below is a list of the committees that Board members serve on, with Board member assignments for 2017 and additional information about meeting times and agendas listed where available.

2×2 Committee
This committee consists of two members of the City Council and two members of the Board of Education, and works collaboratively on issues of mutual concern.  (Daniels and Hemphill)

Alameda County School Boards Association
This association is comprised of representatives from all Alameda County school boards.  (Leyva-Cutler)

Anti-Racism Task Force
This committee meets to provide guidance to the District’s efforts to combat racism and improve outcomes for students of color.  (Hemphill)

Audit Committee
This committee reviews financial audits of the District.  (Appel and Alper)

BSEP Planning and Oversight Committee
This committee provides citizen oversight of funds raised for the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP), ensuring that the funds generated by the voter-approved tax measure are spent according to the terms of the measure.  (Appel and Alper)

Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Board
This committee meets to provide guidance to the District’s efforts to improve and increase its offerings in Career Technical Education.  (Hemphill)

Cesar Chavez Commemorative Workgroup
This committee meets to plan commemorations of Cesar Chavez.  (Leyva-Cutler)

Construction Bond Oversight Committee
This committee monitors and reports on the expenditures of Measure I of 2010 bond proceeds, and informs the public on those expenditures and bond proceeds.  (Daniels)

District EL Advisory Committee/EL Parent Advisory Committee
This committee provides advice and guidance regarding the District’s efforts to better serve English Learners.  (Leyva-Cutler)

Facilities Subcommittee of the Board of Education
This subcommittee serves a key forum for discussion and recommendations to the Board regarding facilities planning and future construction projects. (Appel and Hemphill)

Facilities Safety and Maintenance Oversight Committee
This committee provides enhanced accountability to the community by ensuring that funds for maintenance of District facilities are spent in accordance with Measure H (formerly BB).  (Daniels)

High School Redesign
The Berkeley High Design Team is a group of teachers,  administrators, counselors, staff, students, and parents who have been meeting to critically examine the current structure of BHS and consider possibilities for a change that would lead to better outcomes for all students. (Alper and Hemphill)

Parent Advisory Committee
This committee provides a forum for parent representatives from each school to be heard regarding the three-year spending plan required of all school districts in California.  (Daniels and Hemphill)

Policy Subcommittee
This subcommittee reviews and develops District policies prior to consideration by the full Board.  (Alper and Leyva-Cutler)

PTA Council
The Berkeley PTA Council is the umbrella organization for the PTAs active in the Berkeley Unified School District.  (Alper)

Restorative Justice Committee
This committee recommends actions for the District to take to accomplish its goal of reducing exclusionary discipline and promoting a positive school climate and restorative practices at all sites.  (Appel)

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
The purpose of the SARB is to work collaboratively with students and their families, to explore and utilize suggested interventions that will be successful for students with chronic absences and tardies.  (Leyva-Cutler)

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