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@example.com. 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.
No office hours until further notice
First Monday of the month
1805 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
If there is no community by 5:30 at Casa Latina, I will leave. If holiday falls on the first Monday of the month, office hours will be held the following Monday. If you are unable to meet during office hours community is welcome to contact me via email regarding setting a time to meet if office hours are not agreeable.
Si no hay comunidad antes de las 5:30 en Casa Latina, me iré. Si hay dia festivo el primer lunes del mes, el horario de oficina se realizará el lunes siguiente. Si no puede reunirse durante el horario de oficina, la comunidad puede contactarse con migo por correo electrónico con respecto a establecer un horario para reunirse si las horas de oficina no son agradables.
January office hours are cancelled.
Next office hours will be Feb. 24 from 4-5:30pm
1724 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
2nd Sunday of the month
For January and February, the location is:
1951 Coffee Company
2410 Channing Way (Public Lot in the building and Street parking free on Sunday)
1951 Coffee Company, founded in 2015, is a non-profit specialty coffee organization that promotes the well-being of the refugee community in the United States by providing job training and employment to refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.