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Board of Education meetings are open to the public. Meetings are cablecast live on Cable Services Channel 28 and webcast live on To view on-demand archived meetings please visit

Meetings are held at 6:30 P.M. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the Board Room at the Palo Alto Unified District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue.

Below you will find Board of Education meeting Highlights, Packets, Minutes, and Presentations. Presentations are posted after they are presented at the scheduled board meeting. Minutes are posted after they have been approved.

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Board Packet*
January 27, 2015 Regular Meeting PDF  
January 20, 2015 Special Meeting PDF  
January 13, 2015 Regular Meeting PDF  
December 17, 2014 Special Meeting regarding the parcel tax PDF  
December 9, 2014 - Board Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting PDF  
November 2014 Warrants Updated First Interim Report    
November 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting PDF  
October Warrants PDF 1st Interim Presentation Corrected Assessment Presentation    
November 18, 2014 - Special Meeting PDF  
November 12, 2014 - Special Meetings PDF  
October 28, 2014 - Regular Meeting PDF  
September Warrants PDF      
October 28, 2014 - Special Meeting PDF  
October 28, 2014 - BPRC (agenda only) PDF  
October 14, 2014 PDF  
Advisory Committee Presentation      
September 23, 2014 PDF  
Warrants Enrollment Presentation    
Budget Presentation      
  • The Board discussed the revised conceptual design, budget, and addendum for the library renovation project at Palo Alto High School.
  • The Board took action to amend the Superintendent's contract to reflect eight days worked prior to contract start date of August 1, 2014.
  • Staff presented the enrollment report for 2014-15.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2013-14 ending balance, to approve the budget update for 2014-15, to adopt Resolution 2014-15.06, and to adopt the appropriation limits for both 2013-14 and 2014-15.
  • Staff presented the board meeting reporting schedule.
  • Staff updated the Board on Office for Civil Rights (OCR) cases.
  • The Board discussed an addendum for specialty consultants for additional testing and inspection services at Duveneck Elementary School.
September 9, 2014 PDF PDF
Budget Presentation Revised Page 11 - Budget    
  • The Board conducted a public hearing regarding availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board took action to approve the 2014-15 Board of Education Goals.
  • The Board discussed an amendment to the Superintendent's contract to reflect days worked.
  • The Board discussed certification of availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
  • The Board discussed the 2013-14 Ending Balance and Budget Update for 2014-15 - Resolution 2014-15.06: Adoption of Appropriation Limits for 2013-14 and 2014-15.
  • The Board took action to authorize award of phase 2 of the window covering project at eight elementary school sites.
  • The Board took action to approve Resolution 2014-15.04 regarding local reserve caps.
August 26, 2014 PDF PDF
  • The Board discussed goals for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • The Board approved a resolution to include Dr. McGee as an authorizing signatory.
  • The Board discussed an addendum to Gelfand Partners Architects in the amount of $5,964.75 for additional design services at Duveneck Elementary.
  • The Board discussed authorizing solicitation of bids for the replacemnet of the traffic signal at Miranda and Arastradero at Gunn High School.
  • The Board discussed the annual Declaration of Need for emergency, limited assignment, and short term staffing permits for certification employees.
  • The Board discussed teaching assignments for departmentalized subjects.
  • The Board discussed renewing agreements for student teaching and intern agreements with 24 insittutions.
  • The Board discussed possible adoption of a resolution in opposition to reserve caps.
  • The Board reviewed their Conflict of INterest Code policy as required by the Office of the County Counsel, County of Santa Clara.
Warrants June PDF  Warrants July PDF    
August 12-13 Special Meeting PDF PDF
  • The Board met for two days with the Superintendent to discuss goals for the coming school year.

* Board Packet files are formatted in Adobe Acrobat. You can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site.