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Community Meetings

Advisory Committees & Groups

San José Unified’s advisory committees and groups offer opportunities for parents, teachers, students, and community members to make a significant impact on the district and our schools. We value input from all of our stakeholders on key issues and initiatives, and we encourage you to get involved.

Learn more about these opportunities below, and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you’re interested in participating.

Meeting Times & Locations

Advisory committee meetings are generally held on Monday evenings at 6:00PM at the District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave., San José, CA 95126. Please check the District Calendar for updated times and locations.

Meetings are open to the public and subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, with the exception of the PTA. All committee agendas, minutes, and documents are subject to public records requests.

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Parcel Tax

Measure Y was approved by more than 67% of voters in the General Election of November 8, 2016. It assesses a $72 per parcel annual tax on properties within San José Unified School District, beginning in 2017-18 and effective through 2024-25 (8 years).

The parcel tax is projected to raise $5 million in annual local funding to support San José Unified’s efforts to:

  • Maintain and improve core academic programming in reading, writing, math, the arts and science;
  • Improve programs to prepare students for college and 21st century careers; and
  • Attract and retain high performing teachers and educational staff.

Click here to read the full text of Measure Y
Click here to view a presentation to the Board of Education from January 26, 2017

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District Information

San José Unified is an innovative urban school district that prepares today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow. We are reinventing the education system by bringing together teachers and staff with parents and students, inspiring each to discover their own greatness.

Serving over 30,000 students from transitional kindergarten through high school in 41 schools from Downtown San José to the Almaden Valley, San José Unified is Silicon Valley’s largest and most diverse school system.

To see our boundaries and find a school, visit our School Locator.

Click here to learn about San José Unified.

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Board of Education

The San José Unified Board of Education traditionally meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month in the Board Room at the District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave., San José, CA 95126. Regular Meetings begin at 6:00pm, except as noted or when a Closed Session is scheduled.

The Board will enter Closed Session at 5:00pm to consider items that are not subject to the requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act – primarily discipline, personnel, and other legal matters. Closed Sessions are not open to the general public. The Superintendent will report all actions taken by the Board in Closed Session during the Regular Meeting.

Please note that dates, times, and locations of Board meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be noticed in a timely fashion. You should always check the district calendar for the most current information.

Click here to submit any questions regarding Board agendas, minutes, and meetings.

Public Notice: Board of Education Election November 6, 2018

County of Santa Clara, Registrar of Voters’ Office: Formal Notice of Election November 6, 2018

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Policies & Regulations

San José Unified is governed by policies and regulations established by the Board of Education and the California Education Code. Some of these policies can be found below.

To review our complete policies and regulations, please visit this online portal and enter the following public username and password.

Username: public
Password: sanjose

Click here to access the main index and use the search tool in the right sidebar to find policies by keyword(s).

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Title IX: Gender Equity Test

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting gender discrimination in any school receiving federal funds. The text of the law states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The following list of rights are contained in ED CODE 221.8, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.):

ARTICLE 4. Sex Equity in Education Act [221.5 - 231.5]

(Article 4 heading added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 914, Sec. 18. )

  • You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  • You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  • You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

1. Equipment and supplies.
2. Scheduling of games and practices.
3. Transportation and daily allowances.
4. Access to tutoring.
5. Coaching.
6. Locker rooms.
7. Practice and competitive facilities.
8. Medical and training facilities and services.
9. Publicity.

  • You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
  • You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  • You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

Additional Resources:

United States Dept of Education - Office of Civil Rights
California Dept. of Education – Office of Equal Opportunity

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving students:
Director of Student Services/Student Title IX Coordinator, Dane Caldwell-Holden at (408) 535-6080 ext. 13212 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving staff:
Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Dominic Bejarano at (408) 535-6139 ext. 15015 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Please refer to Board Policies 6145 and 6145.2, revised January 14, 2014

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Farhiya Ali

Farhiya Ali

Alternate Student Board Member

Term Expires: 2019

Phone:(408) 535-6078

Biography:
Student at Gunderson High School



 

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Robert Gamble

Robert Gamble

Student Board Member

Term Expires: 2019

Phone:(408) 535-6078

Biography:
Student at San José High School

 

 

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Disclaimer

The San Jose Unified School District (District) website and all the materials contained therein are for educational and informational purposes only.  The District makes good faith efforts to provide accurate and current information to readers, but errors in information may occur.  Transmission of information via the website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, any formal relationship.  If a reader has any question about any item of information, he or she should seek confirmation of the information before acting on it.  The District makes no representations about suitability of the information contained in the website for any purpose or audience or about its legitimacy, legality, validity, accuracy, correctness, reliability, quality, stability, completeness or currentness.  All users agree by their use of the District’s website that their access to and use of the District’s website is at their own risk.  The District assumes no liability in connection with the information provided on the website, and the District expressly disclaims any responsibility for errors and accuracy of information contained on its website. Information is subject to change without notice. The District shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use of this website.  Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states the District’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

External Links
For the convenience of users of the District’s website, the District website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with the District. Please note that the District does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites. Such links do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any website, product or service.

Suggestions and comments about the District’s website may be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you.

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Órdenes del día de la Mesa Directiva

13 de septiembre de 2018

23 de agosto de 2018

9 de agosto de 2018

28 de junio de 2018

14 de junio de 2018

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

San José Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital, parental or family status, color, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or who wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons:

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving students:
Director of Student Services/Student Title IX Coordinator, Dane Caldwell-Holden at (408) 535-6080 ext. 13212 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving staff:
Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Dominic Bejarano at (408) 535-6139 ext. 15015 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

For Section 504 Compliance complaints involving students:
SJUSD 504 Coordinator, Teresa Langner at (408) 535-6195 ext. 13229,
855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

For facilities or other ADA complaints:
Director of Facilities and Construction, Steve Adamo at 408-535-6000 ext. 19411, 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

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Budget Advisory Committee

The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) advises the Superintendent on budget development for each fiscal/school year. The Superintendent weighs the advice of the committee along with the priorities of the district’s Strategic Plan in preparing a final budget for recommendation to the Board of Education in June.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Develop an understanding of the budget and financial issues;
  • Develop recommendations for improving communication to enhance understanding of the district’s budget and financial condition;
  • Develop recommendations on fiscal and program priorities that support the district’s Strategic Plan and a balanced budget;
  • Review the district’s budget, share information with constituent groups, and generate recommendations for the Superintendent to consider in the budget development process; and
  • Contribute to and support a collaborative process.
Meetings & Agendas

Monday, September 10, 2018 meeting is cancelled

Next meeting:
Monday, December 10, 2018
6:00PM - 8:00PM
San José Unified School District, 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126

Click here to view the full District Calendar

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Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

The Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) was created to actively review and report on the proper use of taxpayers’ money for school construction, and to promptly alert the public to any waste or improper expenditure of school construction bond money.

CBOC members live or work within the boundaries of San José Unified or are parents of SJUSD students. Members serve two-year terms and are not compensated for their watchdog-related duties.

For more information or to apply to serve on the CBOC, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (408) 535-6053

Meetings & Agendas

Next meeting:
Monday, November 26, 2018
Canoas Elementary School
Library
880 Wren Dr
San Jose, CA 95125
6:00-8:00 pm

Click here to view the full District Calendar

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Community Advisory Committee for Special Education

The Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC-SE) is a state-mandated committee responsible for: parent education and advocacy training; review and development of the special education local plan; participation in district committees directly affecting the special education program; and addressing concerns regarding special education programs that support students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The CAC-SE is dedicated to ensuring that every special education student in San José Unified is getting the highest quality education.

Members of the CAC-SE include parents of individuals with exceptional needs enrolled in public or private schools, parents of other pupils enrolled in school, pupils and adults with disabilities, regular education teachers, special education teachers and other school personnel, representatives of other public and private agencies and persons concerned with the needs of individuals with exceptional needs.

Visit the CAC-SE Facebook page or send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Meetings & Agendas

Next Meeting:
September 17, 2018
6:00PM - 8:00PM
San José Unified School District,
855 Lenzen Ave., San José, CA 95126

Agenda

2018-19 CACSE Meeting Calendar

CAC SE 2017-2018 Plan

Join the CAC-SE

The CAC-SE is currently seeking new members. Click here to download an application.

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District Advisory Committee

The District Advisory Committee (DAC) was created to advise the district in matters pertaining to meeting the needs of all students, with a focus on students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. It was required for districts who received State Economic Impact Aid (EIA) funds; State EIA funds are no longer allocated nor does SJUSD have access to those funds. Given that EdCode no longer requires DAC, we are eliminating this committee and transferring the responsibility of LCAP review to our Voluntary Integration Plan committee. This committee represents the required parent communities for the LCAP review: English Learner, Low Socio-Economic, and Foster Youth.

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District English Learners Advisory Committee

The District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) meets regularly to advise the district on goals and objectives, and to assist in revising the district-wide plan for English Learners Education. Each school committee (SELAC) elects one of its members to serve on the DELAC.

For more information, please call (408) 535-6000 ext. 14219.

Meetings & Agendas

Next meeting:
October 15, 2018, 6:00pm
District Office
855 Lenzen Ave.
San José, CA 95126
Room 150

Babysitting in Room 149

Upcoming meetings: Click here to view the full District Calendar

Past Meetings

May 14, 2018
Agenda

April 2, 2018
Minutes
Agenda

March 12, 2018
Minutes
Agenda

February 12, 2018
Minutes
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January 22, 2018
Minutes
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November 13, 2017
Minutes
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October 16, 2017
Minutes
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May 8, 2017
Minutes
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April 17, 2017
Minutes
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March 13, 2017
Minutes
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February 6, 2017
Minutes
Agenda

January 17, 2017
Minutes
Agenda

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