Madera Unified Board of Education – FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Board meeting locations and times?
Board meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, with a few exceptions. Only one board meeting is held in November and December. Meetings are held in the Madera Unified District Office’s board room, located at 1902 Howard Road. Click here to view the MUSD board meeting schedule.
Board meetings are held in-person and broadcast via Zoom, a cloud-based video communication platform.
How do I contact a member of the MUSD Board of Education?
Members of the community are welcome to e-mail any member of the Madera Unified Board of Education. To view a list of board members’ e-mail addresses, please click here.
You may also leave a message for a board member by contacting Maria Elizondo or Elizabeth Soto, Senior Executive Assistants to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees at (559) 675-4500, extension 220 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To send a letter to a board member, please mail letters addressed to the Board or individual Trustees to the following address: MUSD Board of Trustees, 1902 Howard Road; Madera, CA 93637.
I want to speak to the entire board, how do I do that?
If you wish to speak to the entire MUSD Board of Education, you may do so at a board meeting.
Community members who plan to address the MUSD Board of Education during a meeting should be aware of the following:
If you want to address the board on a topic NOT on the meeting agenda: You will need to speak during the "Public Hearing for Agenda Items Not on the Agenda" portion of the meeting. Fifteen minutes of every board meeting is reserved for members of the public to speak on an item not on the agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes each. Contact the Senior Executive Assistants for assistance with comments at the meeting, (559) 675-4500 ext. 219/220 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you want to address the board on a topic that is on the meeting agenda: You may speak to the board when this item is discussed during the meeting. Please come to the podium, and you will be recognized by the board president. Contact the Senior Executive Assistants for assistance with comments at the meeting, at (559) 675-4500 ext. 219/220 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Who are the members of the MUSD Board of Education?
To view a list of Madera Unified board members, please click here.
How are board members elected?
Each Madera Unified Board of Education member represents a certain geographic area of the district. And they are elected via a “by-trustee-area” method, which means they are elected by the residents of the specific area they represent.
There are seven elected board members, and each serves a four-year term. There are no term limits.
When are the elections for board members?
Elections for MUSD Board of Education members take place in November in conjunction with various other federal, state, and local elections. The terms of the board members are staggered so that there are elections every other year.
For more information about MUSD Board of Education elections, please contact the Madera County Elections Office at (559) 675-7720. Should you have other questions regarding the MUSD board, please contact Maria Elizondo or Elizabeth Soto, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees, at (559) 675-4500, extension 219/220 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com