Board Meetings


Current Agendas, Attachments and Minutes

2020-21 Board Meeting Videos

(Agendas are posted on 72 hours ahead of the meeting.)

Meeting Schedule

The board’s regularly scheduled meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted on the agenda or the list below.

Board Meeting – Public Comments


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, special procedures will be followed for board meetings. The meetings will be conducted via Zoom, visit the agenda page for the latest information.  Please note: In order to promote social distancing, the boardroom will NOT be open to the general public.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these very difficult circumstances for our society.

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates:

This list will be updated as special meetings are added throughout the year and is subject to change.

Meeting Time and Place
6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted)

*This list will be updated as special meetings are added throughout the year and is subject to change
*Per the Brown Act, all meeting times/dates/agendas are posted on the SBUSD website 72 hours prior to the meeting date
*Per Board ByLaws: Individual speakers are generally allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or
non-agenda item. The time may be reduced by the Board president, depending on the number of speakers on any given issue. Speakers should be prepared to adapt their comments accordingly. When a speaker wishes to comment on multiple items, his/her time may be limited so as not to interfere with the timely completion of the Board’s business.

January 14
January 28
February 11
February 25
*Board study session: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm (META: Multilingual Excellence/Transforming Achievement)
*Regular Board Meeting: 6:30 pm
March 10 – 5:30 pm Special Board Meeting/Board Policies
March 12 – 7:30 am (Thursday) Special Board Meeting/Human Resources Recommendations
March 17 (3rd Tuesday in March) Modified board meeting/to be held at district office.
March 31: Special Board meeting, 5:30 pm (Update on Superintendent search) Postponed
April 7 (1st Tuesday in April)
April 23 – 5 pm (Thursday) Special Board Meeting, Superintendent Search (closed session) Followed by open session: Grading Policy
April 28
May 7 – 6:30 pm (Thursday) Special Board Meeting, Superintendent Search (closed session)
May 12
May 19 – School Plan for Student Achievement (cancelled)
May 22 – (Friday) 5:15 pm: Special Board Meeting – Superintendent Appointment
May 26
June 9
June 23
*July 14: Board study session: Schools Reopening: 5:30 pm-7 pm
July 21
August 11 (Agenda en español)
August 25
September 8
September 12 – (Saturday) 10 a.m. Board Governance Workshop. Link to agenda:
September 22
October 13
October 27
November 10
December 1, 6:30 pm (Special Board meeting to discuss possible elementary waiver)
December 11, Friday (Swearing in)*
December 15, Tuesday (Regular Board Mtg – *closed session moved to end of meeting)

January 5 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Special Board Meeting
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 16
April 6
April 27
May 11
May 25
June 8
June 22

* Assembly Bill 2449 changes the date on which newly-elected school board members must be seated to the second Friday in December in the year of election. The new law also changes the date of the organizational meeting to on or after the second Friday in December. Finally, the bill changes the date on which governing board members vacate office from the first Friday in December to the second Friday in December.

Posting of Agendas and Attachments

The official copy of the board of education agenda is posted at the main entrance of the Administration Office, Santa Barbara Unified School District, 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The agenda is posted 72 hours in advance of a regular board meeting. Agenda attachments are generally available for inspection in the Administration Office reception area or the Superintendent’s Office before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to a Tuesday board meeting. In the event of an emergency board meeting, the agenda is posted 24 hours in advance of an emergency meeting and the attachments are available in the Administration Office reception area.

The board of education meeting agendas are posted on the district’s web site in accordance with the Brown Act. Every effort is made to upload agenda attachments onto the website in a timely fashion.


Regularly scheduled board meetings are recorded and are generally broadcast on Channel 18 on the Saturday following the meeting at 5:00 p.m. in English, and on the Tuesday following the meeting at 8 a.m. in Spanish. Past meetings are also available for viewing online at Check local listings or Channel 18’s website for the date and time of Channel 18’s broadcast of board meetings.

Board Meeting Videos:

2020-21 Videos (Note: the July 14 Special Board Study Session did not record.)
2019-20 Videos
2018-19 Videos
2017-18 Videos
2016-17 Videos
2015-16 Videos
2014-15 Videos
2013-14 Videos
2012-13 Videos
2011-12 Videos
2010-11 Videos
2009-10 Videos
2008-09 Videos
2007-08 Videos
2006-07 Videos

Older board meeting documents are available upon request.