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

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.  (Appel and Hemphill)

Audit Committee

This committee reviews financial audits of the District.  (Appel and Daniels)

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 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 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 the Measure.  (Alper)

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 Daniels)

PTA Council

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

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)

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 and Alper)

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. (Appel and Hemphill)

Cesar Chavez Commemorative Workgroup

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

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)

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)

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