You are invited to attend Board of Education meetings and take an active role in the education provided by the school district. We appreciate your interest and participation. Your viewpoint is important in keeping our public schools responsive to the needs of the community. We also encourage you to visit any one of the Newark Unified School District schools.
Your Board and how it functions
Five Newark citizens are elected to serve overlapping terms. They are elected at-large by the registered voters in Newark. The Board functions as the legislative body of the school district and establishes policies by which the school district is operated. Programs and policies are governed according to laws and regulations as set by the Constitution of the State of California, State Education Code and California Administrative Code, Title 5. Board members can be contacted via e-mail or mail addressed to them c/o NUSD, 5715 Musick Ave., Newark, CA 94560. For more information, log on to www.newarkunified.org
The Board shall hold regular meetings each month on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office according to the posted schedule. (Newark Unified School District Office, 5715 Musick Avenue)
Notices of all meetings, both regular and special, are posted at the District Office, 5715 Musick Ave., in advance of the meetings. All meetings are open to the public with the exception of “Closed Sessions,” which may be held to discuss confidential personnel matters, matters pertaining to an individual student, labor negotiations and legal matters. Board meetings are televised live on the local cable channel. Special meetings are open to the public; however, only business for which the meeting was called can be discussed.
placing an item on the agenda
Requests for an item to be placed on the agenda shall be in writing and submitted to the Superintendent or designee with supporting documents and information, if any, at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. The Superintendent determines whether the request is or is not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board and will determine whether the agenda item is appropriate for discussion in open session or closed session of the Board.