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
Office Hours: Cancelled for November 2019 due to travel.
Second Tuesday of the month
6:15 – 7:15pm
1805 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
If there is no community at Casa Latina, I will leave. 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 en Casa Latina, me iré. Si no puede reunirse durante el horario de oficina, la comunidad puede contactarse conmigo por correo electrónico con respecto a establecer un horario para reunirse si las horas de oficina no son agradables.
Vice-President Alper’s November office hours are cancelled.
His December office hours will be on December 15, from 4-5:30pm.
Last Sunday of the month
4:00 – 5:30pm
1724 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
1st Sunday of the Month
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Mo’ Joe Cafe
2517 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
4th Wednesday of the month
8:00 – 9:30am
1398 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Office Hours: (starting October 20)
Third Sunday of the month
3:30 – 5:00pm
1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702