About AUSD's Board of Education
A five-member Board of Education oversees the Alameda Unified School District. Members are elected at-large and serve four-year terms.
The Board acts in the best interests of all students, reviews and approves the budget, authorizes expenditures, employs the Superintendent, and adopts a vision, mission, guiding principles, and policies within the limits of the State Education Code. Board members are accessible to the community and integrate public input into their deliberations and decision-making.
For information on speaking at a board meeting or for an explanation of terms, please click here.
Board of Education Appointment Process - Update
Nearly two dozen candidates applied for the vacant seat on AUSD's Board of Education. Because of the number of applicants, the board decided to hold two special meetings, both to give board members a chance to interview the candidates and to give the public ample opportunity to comment on the applicants.
The first meeting was on January 22. You can see the video of that meeting here.
The second meeting will be at 6 pm on February 3 at Island High School (500 Pacific Avenue). At that meeting, board members will engage more deeply with the group of top candidates by asking them questions. Once every candidate has answered the questions, the board members will vote on who they believe is the best candidate for the seat. You can see the process to be followed at the meeting here.
Community members will also be able to make public comments at this meeting.
Student Board Members
- Providing continuing input for Board deliberations
- Strengthening communications between the Board and District students
- Representing all students and facilitating the discussion of all sides of issues
- Window of main entrance of the District Office, 2060 Challenger Drive
- District website (Agendas & Minutes page)
- All students have the ability to achieve academic and personal success.
- Teachers must challenge and support all students to reach their highest academic and personal potential.
- Administrators must have the knowledge, leadership skills, and ability to ensure all students succeed.
- Parental involvement and community engagement are integral to the success of all students.
- Accountability, transparency, and trust are necessary at all levels of the organization.
- Allocation of funds must support our vision, mission, and guiding principles.
- All employees must receive respectful treatment and professional support to achieve district goals.