Dick Hoy - Vice President
Jim Kelly - Clerk
Priscilla Schreiber - Member
Dr. Gary Woods - Member
The Schools Are Yours
The public schools in the Grossmont Union High School District are operated under the laws of the State of California and the policies established by the Grossmont Union High School District.
What is a Governing Board?
A Governing Board of Education is a body of persons elected by the resident voters of a school district to be legally responsible for the education of all of the children in that district.
The Grossmont Union High School District Governing Board consists of five persons elected by the community as a whole. Each Board Member serves for four years.
The District's Associated Student Body Executive Council elects a student representative who is a nonvoting member of the Governing Board.
What is the Function of a Governing Board?
The Governing Board is a policy-making body. The policies which it establishes are carried out by the administrators of the District.
Governing Board Meeting Agenda
Before each meeting copies of the agenda with explanatory data are distributed to each Board Member, school administrator, and members of the press. In addition to copies at each school location, agendas are provided for representatives of the community's organizations, and anyone else who may request a copy. Copies are also available at the meeting.
How to Address the Governing Board
Any person desiring to address the Governing Board should fill out a speaker card and give it to the Secretary of the Governing Board. Each speaker is limited to three minutes. When called to address the Governing Board, each speaker is asked to step up to the lectern and identify himself/herself.
Pursuant to Board Bylaw 9323, comments from the public on agenda items will be heard for 30 minutes, or if necessary, at the conclusion of the business meeting.
Speakers will be given a maximum of 3 minutes to give public comment.
A speaker may not exceed a total of three minutes on all items.
Board policy limits the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes.
If a member of the public wishes to speak to a Board item at the time the item comes up for action, please indicate that on the card and you will be given an opportunity to speak prior to the action being taken if the total public input on that item has not exceeded 20 minutes.
Speakers will see a green light displayed on the podium for the first 2 minutes and 30 seconds. A yellow light will be displayed for the final 30 seconds and a red light and audible beep will let you know when your 3 minutes are up.
In order to be fair to everyone in the audience who wishes to speak, speakers will not be permitted to go beyond the allotted time.
Members of the public who wish to speak to an item on or not on the agenda must file a “Speaker Card” indicating name and agenda item or subject to be addressed.
Meetings Are Open to the Public
While meetings of the Governing Board are not public meetings, they are open to the public. The only exception allowed by the law is a closed session for personnel matters, pending litigation, instructions to the Governing Board's negotiators (re: real property or salaries or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits of its represented and nonrepresented employees), and student disciplinary matters. Actions taken in closed session are reported during public session.