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
Sunday, May 2 – 1:30-3:00
Saturday, June 5 – 1:30-3:00 – CANCELED DUE TO CONFLICTS WITH GRADUATION SCHEDULES.
Where: Café Leila, 1724 San Pablo (garden area); Masked in-person with no more than 2 people at a time for social distancing; 10-15min per meeting depending on demand. Subject to change to zoom depending on Public Health guidance.
Outdoors, in-person, and masked; location to be announced.
OFFICE HOURS: Director Vasudeo will be holding one virtual office hour on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 9-10:30am; and one in-person office hour on Saturday, May 29, 2021 9-10:30am
WHERE: Sunday, May 2nd: will be a virtual meeting, please use this link to connect; Saturday May 29, 2021 will be in-person at Café Leila located at 1724 San Pablo Avenue (garden area).
Ajeliya Phyunal, Student Director – BTA (2020-2021)