Welcome to the Board of Education
What is the Board of Education?
The Governing Board consists of five members who have been elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the district. Each Board member is elected for a four-year term, with terms of office staggered so that elections are held every two years. The Board believes that its primary responsibility is to act in the best interests of every student in the district. The Board also has a major commitment to parents, guardians, all members of the community, employees, the state of California, laws pertaining to public education, and established policies of the district. The Board is responsible for approving the budget and collective bargaining agreements,adopting all policies and curriculum and establishing and maintaining a basic organizational structure for the district.
The Board President, Vice-President and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.
Where and when are Board meetings held?
The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education meets twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room, 1400 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Occasionally, due to a holiday or other important event, the Board will meet off schedule. Changes will be announced in advance of the meeting dates.
Do members of the public have an opportunity to speak?
Persons wishing to speak should fill out a blue "Speaker's Card" located on the table in the back of the room and present it to the recording secretary at the desk in front of the dais prior to the discussion on that item. All speakers are asked to limit their remarks to three minutes.
Persons wishing to register a position, but not speak, should fill out a yellow "Public Written Statement Form," which may be picked up at the desk of the recording secretary located in front of the Board dais. The tally of these cards will be represented in the minutes of the meeting.
How do I address the Board?
If you would like an idea as to how to address the Board during your speaking time, may we suggest the following: "President Buckles, members of the Board, and Dr. Baarstad..." These are meetings of the Board in public, and therefore, your comments should be addressed to the Board.
May we suggest that you:
- Introduce yourself
- Let the Board know what affiliation you have if it pertains to your subject matter (i.e.: parent, PTA, School Site Council, etc.)