• About the Madera Unified Board of Education 

     Important Information

    To comply with Governor Newsom's Office Executive Order N-29-20, which enhanced the Brown Act suspension language from the prior Executive Order N-25-20, this meeting will be held via Zoom, a cloud-based video communication that allows organizations to hold virtual meetings when in-person meetings are not available. Members of the public can view and participate in the meeting 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.
    Para cumplir con la Orden Ejecutiva N-29-20 de la Oficina del Gobernador Newsom, que mejoró el lenguaje de suspensión de la Ley Brown de la Orden Ejecutiva N-25-20 anterior, 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 acceder a la reunión de Zoom en vivo, puede copiar y pegar los enlaces provistos en la agenda en línea, haga clic aquí para acceder a la agenda.

    As a reference, the new language in Executive Order N-29-20 includes the following:
    “A local legislative body or state body that holds a meeting via teleconferencing and allows members of the public to observe and address the meeting telephonically or otherwise electronically, consistent with the notice and accessibility requirements set forth below, shall have satisfied any requirement that the body allow members of the public to attend the meeting and offer public comment.  Such body need not make available any physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment.” 

    Public Comment: If you would like to address the Board during public comment you may do so as listed below:

    Prior to the meeting: 
    Email your comment to gladysdiebert@maderausd.org 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. Your comment will be read when the item is discussed at the meeting. 

    While in the Zoom meeting:
    Click on the Participants 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 en Espanol:
    Spanish interpretation will be provided at this meeting. If you need interpretation services please email our interpreter Araceli Gomez at araceligomez@maderausd.org or to gladysdiebert@maderausd.org at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, or send a message to Araceli Gomez in the Chat box while in the Zoom meeting.

    Comentario público: si desea dirigirse a la Junta durante el comentario público, puede hacerlo como se detalla a continuación:
    Antes de la reunión:
    Envíe su comentario por correo electrónico a gladysdiebert@maderausd.org al menos 24 horas antes de la reunión. Incluya su nombre completo, ciudad de residencia y el número de tema de la agenda sobre el que desea comentar. Su comentario será leído cuando el tema se discuta en la reunión.
    Mientras está en la reunión de Zoom:
    Haga clic en el icono de Participantes ubicado en la parte inferior de la pantalla. En la nueva ventana, haga clic en el icono Levantar mano y espere a que se llame su nombre. Los oradores se dirigirán a la Junta en el orden en que aparecen en nuestra pantalla. Indique su nombre y ciudad de residencia antes de su comentario.
    Interpretación en español:
    Se proporcionará interpretación en español en esta reunión. Si necesita servicios de interpretación, envíe un correo electrónico a nuestro intérprete Araceli Gomez a araceligomez@maderausd.org o a gladysdiebert@maderausd.org al menos 24 horas antes de la reunión, o envíe un mensaje a Araceli Gomez en el cuadro de chat mientras está en la reunión de Zoom.

    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 their 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 July, and December (view meeting schedule). Meetings are held in the Madera Unified District Office’s board room, located at 1902 Howard Road.

    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 at 5:00 p.m.

    The public session of Board meetings begin at 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 “Communications.” Each public comment is limited to three minutes, and the length of the Communications part of the meeting is 15 minutes. Community members wishing to address the board regarding an item on the formal agenda may do so at the time that item is discussed by the board. 

    All agendas are posted at the District Office at 1902 Howard Road and on the district’s website prior to the close of business on the Friday before the meeting. If you have questions regarding the agendas contact Gladys Diebert, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees at (559) 675-4500 extension 220 or via email at gladysdiebert@maderausd.org

Last Modified on July 17, 2020