SANTA ANA BOARD OF EDUCATION
OVERVIEWRole of the BoardThe Governing Board is elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the Santa Ana Unified School District's schools and operations. The Board works with the Superintendent to fulfill its major roles for SAUSD including:
Agenda ItemsAgenda Items are provided to the Board of Education that include the description of items of business to be considered by the Board for approval at Board meetings. These items contain recommendations; the Board may exercise action they believe is best for the SAUSD.Board Meeting DocumentationAny and all supporting materials are made available to the public online at www.sausd.us. The community may also contact the Communications Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at (714) 558-5555.Public Comments at Board MeetingsThe agenda shall provide members of the public the opportunity to address the Board regarding agenda items before or during the Board's consideration of the item. The agenda also provides members of the public an opportunity to testify at regular meetings on matters which are not on the agenda but which are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board.
- Setting a direction for the District.
- Providing a basic organizational structure for the District by establishing policies.
- Ensuring accountability.
- Providing community leadership on behalf of the District and public education.
Individual speakers are allowed three minutes to address the Board on agenda or nonagenda items. The Board may limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With the Board's consent, the Board President may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The Board President may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.
The Board urges that complaints and derogatory remarks against a District employee be made in writing on forms available in the Office of the Superintendent. This allows the District and the Board to examine more carefully the complaint and to initiate the appropriate investigation.
Persons wishing to address the Board on an item on the agenda or an item of business in the Board's jurisdiction are requested to complete a comment card. This card is to be submitted to the Executive Assistant. The Request to Address the Board of Education cards are located on the table in the foyer.Televised Meeting ScheduleThe Regular Board of Education meetings are broadcast live on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month on SAUSD-TV Channel 31. The meeting is replayed on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m., following the Board of Education meeting.Board agendas, minutes and results are posted on the District Website at www.sausd.us.