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Board of Education

 
Washington Unified School District is governed by an elected five member Board of Education. The board members are elected at large by the community to four-year terms. Terms are staggered so that two or three seats are up for election every two years. The Board of Education welcomes you to be an active part of our district. Public participation and open communication help us understand how you feel about the challenges we face in governing our schools.
 
The primary responsibilities of the Board of Education are to:
  • Hear the views of the public
  • Set district policies and goals
  • Decide how to prioritize and spend the district's funds
  • Keep in touch with other school boards and government bodies
  • Approve contracts
  • Establish curriculum and standards
The Superintendent serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the entire school district, manages district staff, and ensures that board policies are carried out.
Contact

Contact

Giorgos Kazanis
Administrator, Communication & Community Outreach
Phone: (916) 375-7600 ext. 1235
Email: gkazanis@wusd.k12.ca.us
Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Meeting Dates & Times

Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with Closed Session, and 6:00 p.m. with Open Session. Each meeting is open to the public. Please note that start times are subject to occasional changes. To confirm the start time of a specific meeting please reference that meeting's agenda.
Board meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month with the exception of:
  • April (one meeting on the fourth Thursday)
  • July (one meeting on the second Thursday)
  • November and December (one meeting on the second Thursday)

Meeting Locations

Regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings are held at:
 
West Sacramento Civic Center (City Hall)
1110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
 
Our alternate meeting location when the West Sacramento Civic Center (City Hall) is not available is:
 
Washington Unified District Office'
930 Westacre Road, Room 75
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

All board meeting agendas, minutes, presentations, and related documents shared during school board meetings regarding open session items are posted to the WUSD Board Agenda Online web page at https://agendaonline.net/public/washington.
 
A printed copy of the Board agenda is posted at the Washington Unified School District Office, 930 Westacre Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691, and on the web page under Agendas and Minutes within 72 hours of a scheduled meeting.  
 
To view an archive of previously recorded Washington Unified Board Meetings please visit the WUSD YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonUnifiedSchoolDistrict/playlists
 
NOTE: Meetings conducted at the Washington Unified District Office, Room 75 will not be live streamed or recorded.

Virtual Meetings

All virtual Washington Unified School District (WUSD) School Board Meetings are conducted through Zoom and livestreamed to the WUSD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonUnifiedSchoolDistrict.
 
 
 
Board Subcommittees

Board Subcommittees

The WUSD Board of Education participates in several subcommittees relevant to the District's operations. These subcommittees include:

2X2 City of West Sacramento

The City of West Sacramento and Washington Unified School District conduct collaborative meetings to facilitate a partnership for the community. The 2x2 Committee is comprised of two representatives from each entity. Other District and City Staff also attend the meetings.
 
 

2X2 Yolo County Supervisor, District 1

The Yolo County Supervisor, District 1 and Washington Unified School District conduct collaborative meetings to facilitate a partnership for the community. The 2x2 Committee is comprised of two representatives from each entity. Other District and County Staff also attend the meetings. 
 
Meetings:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 3:30 P.M. using Zoom Webinar. The agenda for the meeting is available here.

Policy and Legislation

The Board of Education Subcommittee: Policy and Legislation was appointed during the 2016 Board reorganization. The subcommittee is an advisory committee to the Board of Education comprised of two (2) Board Trustees, the Washington Unified School District Superintendent and legal counsel. This committee follows the Brown Act guidelines, therefore agendas are published and minutes are maintained within the agenda. The main purpose of the subcommittee is to review the school district policies and regulations to make recommendations for the Board of Education in its entirety. In addition, the subcommittee may review current legislation to make recommendations to the Board in a regularly scheduled meeting. Meetings are held in the Washington Unified District Office Board Room. 

UP4WS

This Committee has been dissolved as of March 2017 -- The City of West Sacramento program, UP4WS is a partnership with the City of West Sacramento, Washington Unified School District, First 5 Yolo, First 5 California, and Yolo County Office of Education. It's primary objective is to ensure high quality preschool opportunities, and high quality infant and toddler care are available for families of children from birth to five years of age in West Sacramento. Through the partnerships, the program serves over 600 children yearly, and help to elevate industry standards including learning environments for children, ongoing professional development and mentoring for teachers, social emotional development and support, and resources for families.
 
UP4WS is overseen by the UP4WS Executive Board, which includes:  A City Councilmember of West Sacramento, a Washington Unified School District board member, the Superintendent of Yolo County Office of Education, a Commissioner of First 5 Yolo County, and a City Commissioner. Funding is shared with the City, First 5 Yolo and First 5 California. All partners have made an additional three year commitment to funding the program through June 2015.

CSBA Delegate Assembly

California School Board Association’s (CSBA) Delegate Assembly is a vital link in the association’s governance structure. Working with local districts, county offices, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education throughout the state.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
The Delegate Assembly provides policy direction for the association, elects officers and directors, and ensures that the association reflects the interests of school districts and county offices of education. The Delegate Assembly consists of:
  • More than 270 elected board members from CSBA's 21 geographic regions  
  • 34 members of the Board of Directors
  • Past presidents of CSBA serving on local school boards
  • The immediate past president of the California County Boards of Education
Washington Unified School District Board of Education Trustee, Jackie Thu-Huong Wong has been appointed to the Delegate Assembly, representing Region 6-A (Yolo).

Yolo County Board of Education

The County Board of Education has responsibility for approving the annual county office budget, adopting policies governing the operation of the Board, acting as the appeals board for student expulsions, inter-district transfers, and Charter School petitions as well as establishing the County Superintendent’s salary. In addition, the County Board of Education  may serve as the landlord and owner of property.
 
Regular meetings of the Yolo County Board of Education are open to the public and are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 3:30pm in the Board Room at the Yolo County Office of Education, unless otherwise announced.
 
A Washington Unified Board of Education Trustee attends all of the County Board of Education meetings to keep the District apprised of any policy changes, resolutions, or news that effects it. Find out more about the Yolo County Board of Education including agendas and meeting minutes.