In addition to the regular School Board meetings twice a month, Board members serve as liaisons to and members of a number of committees that meet at various times throughout the year. Board assignments to these committees for 2021 can be found here.
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 email@example.com.
Below is a list of the committees that Board members serve on or serve as liaison to, as well as additional information about meeting times and agendas where available.
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.
Alameda County School Boards Association
This association is comprised of representatives from all Alameda County school boards.
This committee reviews financial audits of the District.
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.
Construction Bond Oversight Committee
This committee monitors and reports on the expenditures of construction bond proceeds, and informs the public on those expenditures and bond proceeds.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
This committee provides advice and guidance regarding the District’s efforts to better serve English Learners.
Facilities Subcommittee of the Board of Education
This subcommittee serves a key forum for discussion and recommendations to the Board regarding facilities planning and future construction projects.
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 special taxes for maintenance.
Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee (GESHAC)
GESHAC makes annual recommendations to the Superintendent on areas of growth in the district’s ongoing efforts to create an equitable learning environment for all students.
LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
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.
This subcommittee reviews and develops District policies prior to consideration by the full Board.
The Berkeley PTA Council is the umbrella organization for the PTAs active in the Berkeley Unified School District.
A committee to advise on potential district property reductions through sales or leasing. This committee will only consider the use or disposition of the previous home to Oxford Elementary School, (located at 1130 Oxford Street, Berkeley CA 94707) as it is no longer needed for school purposes.
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.