Important Information During COVID-19In accordance with Assembly Bill 361 (2021-2022), meetings will be held via Zoom, a cloud-based video communication software that allows organizations to hold virtual meetings when in-person meetings are unavailable. Members of the public can view and participate in these virtual meetings just as if they were present at any other Board meetings. This can be done from any electronic device (laptop, tablet, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, etc) and from any location. To access the Zoom meeting live, you can copy and paste the links provided in the online agenda. Click here to access the agenda.
Información importante durante COVID-19En acuerdo con la Propuesta de Ley de Asamblea 361 (2021-2022), esta reunión se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom, una comunicación de video basada en la nube que permite a las organizaciones Mantenga reuniones virtuales cuando las reuniones en persona no estén disponibles. Los miembros del público pueden ver y participar en la reunión como si estuvieran presentes en cualquier otra reunión de la Junta. Esto se puede hacer desde cualquier dispositivo electrónico (computadora portátil, tableta, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, etc.) y desde cualquier ubicación.Para más información, visite este enlace (haga clic aquí).
Public Comment by Internet
If you would like to address the Board during the meeting time set aside for public comment, you may do so as listed below:
Prior to the meeting: Email your comment to email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Include your full name, city of residence and the agenda item number you would like to comment on. Written comments must contain no more than 390 words. Your comment will be read when the Board President opens the item for public comment.
In the Zoom meeting: Click on the Reactions icon located at the bottom of the screen. On the new window, click on the Raise Hand icon and wait for your name to be called. Speakers will address the Board in the order they appear on our screen. State your name and city of residence prior to your comment.
Interpretation in Spanish with Zoom
Spanish interpretation will be provided at this meeting. If you need interpretation services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, or send a message to the interpreter in the Chat box while in the Zoom meeting.
About the Madera Unified Board of Education
The Madera Unified Board of Education is comprised of seven Board seats, each representing a specific geographic area of the district (map as PDF). Board members serve four-year terms, and there are no term limits.
Board members set policy, approve the district's budget, authorize the spending of budgeted funds, approve employee salaries and benefits, set policy which determines educational standards and goals, and approve curriculum. The Board also acts on recommendations of the superintendent, who is selected by the Board to implement its plans and policies.
Board meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, with just a couple of exceptions. Only one Board meeting is held in November and December (view meeting schedule). Meetings are held in the Madera Unified District Office’s board room, located at 1902 Howard Road, or via Zoom as needed during a state of emergency.
Board meetings regularly begin at 5:00 p.m. before immediately adjourning to closed session. Should a member of the public wish to speak on an item on the closed session agenda, they are asked to arrive or connect at 5:00 p.m.
The public session of Board meetings begin at or after 6:30 p.m. Community members wishing to address the board in public regarding an item not on the formal agenda may do so under “Public Hearing for visitors who wish to speak on a subject not on the Board Agenda.” Each public comment is limited to three minutes, and the length of this part of the meeting is 15 minutes or longer at the discretion of the Board President. Community members wishing to address the board regarding an item on the agenda may do so at the time that item is open for public comment.
All agendas are posted at the District Office at 1902 Howard Road and on the district’s website at least 72 hours prior to a regular board meeting. If you have questions regarding the agendas, contact Maria Elizondo, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees, at (559) 675-4500 extension 220 or via email at email@example.com. Special Board meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.