The Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education, also called the School Board, is comprised of five elected directors (also called “members”) and two student directors, one chosen from Berkeley High, and the other Berkeley Technology Academy. The School Board represents the public’s voice in public education, providing governance over the school district. The School Board is responsible for employing and evaluating the Superintendent; adopting policies, curriculum, and the District’s budget; overseeing the maintenance and development of facilities in the District; and negotiating and adopting collective bargaining agreements with the District’s four unions.
Members are elected in staggered four-year terms, with two seats on the Board up for election in November of Presidential election years, and three seats in the following even-numbered November election.
Each BUSD school has one or more Board members assigned as a Board liaison to that school. The list of schools and Board liaisons can be accessed here.
Contacting School Board Members: All school board members have individual email addresses, which are listed below. You can also send one email that goes to all Board members by emailing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Elected Board members also have office hours, generally once a month. The office hours for each Board member are listed below. You can also leave a voicemail message for the Board at 510-644-6550.
- Board Meeting Information
- Board Policies and Policy Subcommittee
- Other School Board Committees
- School Board Resolutions
Ajeliya Phyunal, Student Director – BTA (2020-2021)