The Santa Clara County Board of Education is the elected governing body of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Its seven members serve four-year terms and are elected from different regions of the county.
Unless otherwise posted, regular Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, at 5:00 p.m., in the San Jose Room of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose. Materials for the agenda of a regular meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent's office.
The Board President or a majority of the Board members may call special meetings whenever deemed necessary. For example, the Board may meet in study session to examine specific matters that require lengthy deliberation prior to formal action at a regular meeting. The meetings must be called in conformance with Government Code 54956.
All regular and special meetings of the Board are open to the public except those that are "closed sessions." Under the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code 54950, these specific closed meetings may be scheduled for such things as student disciplinary actions, pending litigation, employee negotiations, and threat of safety.
NOTE: The areas represented by trustees were affected by a redistricting plan* adopted in February 2012 by the Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization. The redistricting will be reflected in the trustee elections of 2012 and 2014.
Area 1: Palo Alto Unified, Los Altos Union, Mountain View Whisman, Mountain View-Los Altos Union High school districts and a majority portion of Sunnyvale school district and the corresponding portions of Fremont Union High School district
Area 2: Cupertino Union, Lakeside Joint Union, Loma Prieta Joint Union, Los Gatos Union, Saratoga Union, and Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School district and small portions of Santa Clara Unified and Sunnyvale and the corresponding portion of Fremont Union High
Area 3: Cambrian, Campbell Union, Luther Burbank, Moreland, Union and Campbell Union High school districts and small portions of San Jose Unified and Santa Clara Unified
Area 4: Majority portion of San Jose Unified, a portion of Oak Grove and corresponding portion of East Side Union High school districts
Area 5: Majority portion of Santa Clara Unified, Milpitas Unified, Orchard, Berryessa Union and corresponding portion of East Side Union High school districts
*Area 6 (pre-redistricting plan): Evergreen, Franklin-McKinley, Oak Grove and corresponding portion of East Side Union High school districts
*Area 6 (post-redistricting plan): Alum Rock, Mt. Pleasant, and Franklin-McKinley and corresponding portion of East Side Union High school districts and a small portion of San Jose Unified
Area 7: Morgan Hill Unified, Gilroy Unified, Evergreen, and a portion of Oak Grove and corresponding portion of East Side Union High school districts
For more information on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, please call (408) 453-6540.