Community Forum FAQs
At the October 18, 2012, Special Meeting of the Beaumont Unified School District Board of Trustee staff provided information regarding budget implications for the district. The Community Forum provided an opportunity for parents and the community to express their priorities for the district budget. Administration has prepared responses to questions asked by parents and the community at the meeting. Please click on the following link to access the FAQs response: 10-18-12 FAQs
Day, Time and Location of Regular Board Meeting
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Regular Meetings: At least 72 hours prior to the regular meeting, the board must post an agenda contaning a brief description of each item of business to be transacted or discussed at the meeting.
Special Meetings: Agendas for Special Meetings are posted 24 hours prior to the meeting. While there is limited authority for a board to act on nonagendized business at regular meetings, no business which is not specifically included in the agenda may be considered or acted upon in special meetings.
Emergency Meetings: In emergency situations entailing threatened or actual disruption of public facilities, the board may hold emergency meetings without compliace with the special meeting 24-hour notice requirement or the 24-hour posting requirement. Emergency situations are defined in Government code 54956.5 at follows:
- An emergency such as a work stoppage, crippling activity or other activity that severely impairs public health or safety or both, as determined by a majority of members of the board; or
- A dire emergency such as a crippling disaster, mass destruction, terrorist act or threatened terrorist activity that poses peril so immediate and significant that requiring the board to provide one-hour notice before holding the meeting may endanger the public health or safety, or both, as determined by a majoirty of the members of the board.
Complete agendas inclusive of all backup documentation are posted to the website in accordance with the regulations provided above. Due to the size of a complete agenda, those requesting an electronic version of the agenda will ony recieve the agenda portion listing the items to be discussed at the board meeting and will not include any back up documentation. The complete agenda may be downloaded and printed from this site. For additional information, or to receive an electronic version of an agenda prior to the meeting, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at (951) 845-1631, ext. 309. Your email address will be added to the list of those requesting agendas.
Separate Cover Items: On occasion, items will be provided to the Board of Trustees under separate cover and are available to the public upon request. Generally, this is due to the size of the item, and to reduce the overall size of the complete agenda. It is the intent of the Board of Trustees and administration to post these items to the website when they are made available to the webmaster. However, there are times that items are provided to the Board of Trustees under separate cover and are NOT available to the public due to reasons of confidentiality. In these cases, the public is not entitled to receive copies of these documents. To receive a copy of any separate cover item available to the public, please contact the Adminsitrative Assistant to the Superintendent at (951) 845-1631, ext. 309. You will be directed to the appropriate department for assistance.
Board Meeting Recordings
The Beaumont Unified School District Governing Board has directed all public board meetings be recorded for accuracy in transcribing minutes. Recordings made during regular or special board meetings are public records. They are available on the website under the Meeting Minutes section listed on this page in the column on the right. For additional information please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at (951) 845-1631, ext. 309.
Invitation to Address the Board
During meetings of the Governing Board (Board), members of the audience have an opportunity to speak regarding subjects or concerns that appear, or do not appear, on the agenda. The Board President reserves the right to limit speaking time to three (3) minutes. Unless the item has been placed on the published agenda in accordance with the Brown Act, there shall be no action taken. The Board may acknowledge receipt of the information, or refer the matter to staff with no direction as to action or priority.
It is suggested that anyone wishing to speak to the Board arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting and to fill out a form "Request to Address the Board" located at the back of the boardroom. The form is submitted to the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.
For additional information please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at (951) 845-1631, ext. 309.
Disability Related Accommodations
Individuals, who require disability-related accommodations or modifications, including auxiliary aids and services, in order to participate in the Board meeting, should contact the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent in writing. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessiblity to the meeting.
Beaumont Unified School District
Atten: Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
P.O. Box 187
Beaumont, CA 92223