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A Guide to Meetings of the Governing Board

Meetings of the Board of Education are subject to provisions of The Ralph M. Brown Act which governs open meetings of local government bodies. 

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETINGS
The Board establishes a calendar of Regular meetings in the spring for the following school year. Regular meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month, with second meetings on the fourth Monday when scheduled. Unless otherwise posted, Closed Session begins at 5:00 pm, with Public/Open Session beginning at 6:00 pm. Agendas for Regular meetings are published no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting date. 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS
Special meetings of the Board are called as necessary. Special meeting agendas are published no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting date.  

BOARD MEETINGS MINUTES
Minutes are kept of all Board meetings as record of all actions taken by the Board. Once adopted, minutes become public record and are posted on Agenda Online. 

CLOSED SESSION
The Board may meet privately in Closed Session for certain purposes that are specifically authorized by provisions of the Brown Act and Education Code. Closed Session may be held before and/or after the Open Session portion of a meeting. Closed session items are briefly described on the posted agenda with the specific statutory government code exemption. Public comment on Closed Session agenda items is taken under the section Public Comment on Closed Session, before the Board adjourns to Closed Session. Action taken in Closed Session is reported out as required by law. 

School Board Agendas and Minutes

MEETING AGENDAS

In May 2022, SRCS transitioned to a new platform called Simbli for Board meeting agendas, documents, meeting minutes and our online policy manual. Prior agendas and meeting minutes can be accessed through Agenda Online.

Previous meeting materials are available in the sidebar on the left.

For assistance, please contact Morena Parada in the Superintendent's Office at 415-492-3233 or mparada@srcs.org.

Attending & Participating in Meetings

Board of Education meetings are held in person (310 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, Board Room on the 2nd Floor) and via Zoom for public participation. The Zoom link will be included in the meeting's agenda. If you wish to receive email notifications with the Board agenda, please email Morena Parada with your email address.

Members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting when public comment is opened and will be able to view and/or hear Board meeting proceedings with the exception of Closed Session.

Board Meetings are Live Streamed!

For members of the public who wish to watch the meeting and not participate, you can watch the live stream YouTube channel and the recording will be available for viewing on this site at any time.

HOW TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: 

  • Individuals who wish to make public comment must attend in person at 310 Nova Albion Way or via the Zoom link posted on the meeting agenda. Public participation is not possible via the YouTube live stream. 

  • Individuals may address the Board of Education on agenda items on both the closed session and regular session agenda at the time they are under consideration.

  • Public comment cannot be acted upon or discussed by the Board unless placed on an agenda at a subsequent meeting, in accordance with the law (Brown Act). The Board may request staff to respond orally at the meeting or in writing at a future time.

  • A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.

  • Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the 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 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.

  • In order to ensure that non-English speakers receive the same opportunity to directly address the Board, any member of the public who utilizes a translator shall be provided at least twice the allotted time to address the Board, unless simultaneous translation equipment is used to allow the Board to hear the translated public testimony simultaneously. (Government Code 54954.3)

San Rafael City Schools adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Should you require special accommodations, or more information about accessibility, please contact the Superintendent's office at mparada@srcs.org or 415-492-3233 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, 24 hours in advance of a special meeting. All efforts will be made for reasonable accommodations.

For assistance with Spanish translation of any items on an agenda, or to request Spanish interpreting services at a meeting, please contact the Superintendent’s Office 415-492-3233, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting of a regular meeting, 24 hours in advance of a special meeting. 

Las Escuelas de la Ciudad de San Rafael se incorporan al Acto de Americanos con Discapacidades. Si usted require acomodaciones especiales sobre la accesibilidad, por favor comunIquese con la oficina del Superintendente al mparada@srcs.org, al menos 48 horas antes de una reunión regular y 24 horas antes de una reunión especial.  Se hara todo lo posible para las adaptaciones razonables, incluyendo la traduccion oral a peticion.

Para obtener ayuda con la traducción al español de cualquier artículo en esta agenda, o para solicitar servicios de interpretación en español en la reunión, comuníquese con la Oficina del Superintendente al mparada@srcs.org or 415-492-3233, al menos 48 horas antes de una reunión regular y 24 horas antes de una reunión especial.

2022-23 Board Meeting Calendar

August 22, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 10, 2022
October 24, 2022
November 14, 2022
December 12, 2022
 January 9, 2023
 January 23, 2023
February 13, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 13, 2023
March 27, 2023
April 3, 2023
April 24, 2023
May 8, 2023 
May 22, 2023
June 12, 2023
June 20, 2023 (Tue)