Public Notice: Governing Board Meeting Procedures - October 14, 2020
Effective immediately and until further notice, the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board will be enforcing the Center for Disease Control’s health precautionary recommendation limiting all public gatherings. As such, the meeting will be held virtually with limited public in-person attendance. The District has implemented several safety protocols during modified in-person board meetings. All individuals in attendance are required to wear a face covering for the duration of the meeting. Audience seating is limited to ensure six-foot physical distancing.
Public Comments may be submitted online at the link below or in-person. Upon arrival, please submit a Request to Address the Governing Board form prior to the meeting beginning at 7:00 pm. If seating is unavailable or you prefer to wait outside, you will be notified when it is your turn to speak. Individual speaking time may be adjusted to maximize the number of participants.
Community members who do not attend the meeting may share their thoughts with Board members at any time through email or the online link.
All Governing Board meetings will be available to view live on YouTube. (Click here for Board Meeting Dates.) To join Governing Board meetings, please click on the link below:
Chandler Unified School District’s long-standing mission, vision, and core values are based upon the unwavering belief that diversity, equity and collaboration on our school campuses and in all District operations is essential. The Governing Board and Administration condemn the acts of intolerance, bullying and harassment of its students, staff, and Board members. We denounce hate speech defined as abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group or individual.
All Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) formal Regular and Special meetings are conducted in the Governing Board Room, 1525 W Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85224. Citizens are invited to attend and participate. CUSD Governing Board meetings are available for viewing on the CET website. Meeting videos are generally posted prior to the weekend after the Wednesday meetings. Chandler EdTV (CET) broadcasts on Cox Cable Channel 99.
Typically, Board Business meetings air beginning the Friday following the Wednesday that the meeting is held. Board study sessions air the second weekend after the live meeting. For CUSD Governing Board meeting agendas, please visit: www.cusd80.com/governingboard. Program air times are subject to change.
Regular Board Meetings
The Board generally holds a “formal” meeting at 7:00 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays to take official action on items on the agenda. Although the formal agenda is subject to change, all changes to the agenda will be available 24 hours prior to the meeting. Visit the Governing Board page or call the Superintendent’s office at 480-812-7600 to confirm the date of the next meeting.
The Consent Agenda is made up of items recommended by district administration which require approval. This agenda is place as a separate item on the agenda. The items on the Consent Agenda usually are routine in nature and are voted on as a “package” in the interest of saving time on routine issues. However, any board member may remove an item from the Consent Agenda to be voted on separately.
Special board meetings may be called if approval is needed on an item before the next regularly scheduled board meeting. A meeting notice is officially posted in compliance with the Arizona Open Meeting Law.
Citizens may appear before the governing board to express their views on any published agenda item or item not on the agenda. Any member of the public will be given up to three minutes to address the board on issues of interest or concern to them. In compliance with the Arizona Open Meeting Law, the governing board cannot discuss or take formal action on any matter not on the agenda, but may direct staff to follow-up with the citizen.
If you have an individual concern, you are encouraged to contact any governing board member or the superintendent’s office at 480-812-7600. We will do everything possible to be responsive to your individual requests.
Citizens can speak on any item by completing a Request to Address the Governing Board card (blue) and submitting it to a board member or administrator prior to the meeting. Citizens may only speak when recognized by the board president or presiding officer of the meeting if the president is absent. Speakers are also requested to limit their comments up to three minutes or as designated by the board president. Additionally, speakers are required to follow proper decorum. Speakers must use appropriate language; foul and/or abusive language will not be tolerated. Any speaker failing to follow proper decorum, or any other guidelines may be asked to leave. Opposing viewpoints may be expressed by the citizens present. As a courtesy, citizens are reminded to address their comments to the Governing Board and not to the audience present. Please show respect for all speakers and avoid personal comments. Remember, the Board must hear both sides of an issue to make an informed decision.
Citizens may also express a position or opinion in writing by completing a Written Opinion/Position Card (white) and submitting it to a board member or administrator.