Bellevue Union School District, School Board

  • The five member Governing Board of the Bellevue Union School District generally meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm (Closed session begins at 5:30pm) with exceptions due to budgetary timelines, legal holidays or school recesses ( 22-23 Meeting Dates). Meetings are generally held in the Yvonne L. Kennedy Board Room located in District Office, 3150 Education Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, next to Taylor Mountain Elementary School, unless otherwise noted. Please review the agenda for each meeting's location & starting time.

    Board Contact:
    board@busd.org
     
    ​Jamie Padilla - President - jpadilla@busd.org
    Lisa Reyes - Vice President/Clerk- - lreyes@busd.org
    John Jarvis - Trustee - jjarvis@busd.org
    Adele Walker - Trustee - awalker@busd.org
    Stephanie Merrida-Grant - Trustee- smerrida-grant@busd.org


    ​Additional meetings are scheduled as necessary. 

    The public is invited to comment on items being considered for action by the Board before the item is voted upon. We always must ask ourselves, how will this benefit the students in our district. There is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting.

    The Board Meeting agenda is published the Friday before each regularly scheduled Board meeting. Per the Brown Act the agenda must be published at least 72 hours prior to a regular Board meeting. Special Board Meeting Agendas are posted 24 hours in advance, as per the Brown Act. A paper copy is available for review in the Superintendent's Office at the time of posting. Digital copies are available at www.busd.org. Board Packets are available in the Superintendent's Office as well as on the website.

    The Board will also hold a Closed Session during most meetings. This portion of the meeting is not open to the public. At this time, the Board may discuss only items allowed to be considered in Closed Session, per the Brown Act, such as personnel matters, negotiations, student discipline, property matters and pending litigation.

    Minutes are kept of all Board meetings, recording actions taken by the Board. Once adopted, these minutes are public records and available for inspection in the Superintendent's Office and on the website.
     
    The Board holds an Annual Reorganization meeting every December. Board reorganization is governed by the BUSD Governance Handbook. New Board Members are seated at the annual reorganization meeting during even numbered years.
     
    The Brown Act
    All local legislative bodies are governed by The Ralph M. Brown Act (CA Government Code section 54950 through 54962) which guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.
     

     
    ​District Employees, parents and community members shall treat each other with civility, courtesy and respect. ~ Civility Policy (BP 1313)
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