Board of Trustees
About the Board
The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees is elected by voters within the District’s boundaries to provide leadership and citizen-oversight of the administration of the District’s schools.
TUSD’s Board of Trustees is composed of seven By-Trustee Area elected officials, each serving a four-year term of office. The Board of Trustees provides an important link between the administration of the District’s schools and the Turlock Community on behalf of students, families, and staff.
The Board of Trustees determines school district policy; develops a long-term vision for the District in conjunction with the District Administration; establishes, maintains and implements organizational structure for the District; ensures educational program accountability and fiscal accountability to the local community; and provides leadership and advocacy at the local, state and national levels on behalf of students, staff, district programs, and public education.
Agendas for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee meetings can be accessed by clicking Agenda Online. The most current meeting agenda will display.
If you would like to review previous Board Agendas they will be listed on the side panel in chronological order. Board minutes are embedded within each previous agenda. To access previous agendas/minutes, use the arrows or click on the CALENDAR in the Agenda Online program and select a meeting date.
Spanish Agenda Online
Anthony Silva, President
Lori Carlson, Clerk
Mary Jackson, Member
Jose Sanchez, Member
Daniel Benedict, Member
Paola Maldonado, Member
Joe A. Souza, Member
The Unified Board will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, the Regular Meetings of the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees begin at 6:00 p.m. Please check the Online Board Agenda & Minutes section for special board meetings that may intermittently be needed throughout the school year.
- October 17, 2023
- November 7, 2023 (one Board Meeting in November due to Thanksgiving break)
- December 12, 2023 (Regular and Organizational Meeting) (scheduled after the 2nd Friday in December, according to State Law)
Public comments must be made in-person at the Board Meeting. If you wish to address the Board on an agenda item for Regular and Special Board Meetings, or an item that does not appear on the agenda at a Regular Meeting during the Period For Public Comment, please do so when that item is called. The start times are only an estimate and items may be considered in a different order. Time limitations are at the discretion of the President of the Board. Individuals have an opportunity to address the Board during the Period for Public Comment on topics within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board not listed on this agenda (Regular Meetings only). All public comment will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per speaker (approximately 450 words), with a maximum of thirty (30) minutes designated for the Public Comment portion of a regular meeting agenda. An individual speaker's allotted time may not be increased by a donation of time from members of the public in attendance. Time limitations are at the discretion of the President of the Board.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the meeting room or to otherwise participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Roberta Cheney at (209) 667-0632. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Governing Board to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting. Any doubt about a request for accommodation shall be resolved in favor of accessibility.
The Board respects the rights of all community members to praise, criticize, or otherwise discuss matters related to the District’s business. However, we kindly ask that individuals speak in a respectful and professional manner to avoid disruption and to ensure the orderly conduct of the meeting in a manner that is consistent with the District’s welcoming and professional culture. Complaints against specific District employees should be resolved through the District’s Personnel Complaint Procedure. The right to address the Board does not exempt the speaker from any potential liability for defamation. (In order to ensure the Board can proceed with its business and to protect the public, the Board expects that no person shall delay, interrupt, or make threats of violence during the meeting. Disruptive behavior by any individual during a Board meeting could result in removal from the meeting. Such removal may occur if an individual makes threats of violence or fails to adhere to the rules or laws governing conduct of the meeting following a warning. SB 1100 beginning 1/1/23)
Any writings or documents that are public records and are provided to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session item on this agenda prior to and less than 72 hours before the meeting, including records of a statement threatening litigation against the District to be discussed in Closed Session when such documents have been distributed to the Board less than 72 hours before the meeting, will be made available for public inspection in the District Office located at 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock, CA, during normal business hours or on the District website. Prior to the meeting, access full packets by clicking Agenda Online.
Items listed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and are acted on by the Board of Trustees in one motion. There is no discussion of these items before the vote unless a Board member, staff or public requests specific items be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar. It is understood that the administration recommends approval on all Consent Items. Each item approved by the Board shall be deemed to have been considered in full and adopted as recommended. All background documents, contracts, purchase orders, and receipts not included in the agenda packet but related to consent agenda items may be obtained and reviewed by contacting the Fiscal Services Department. The Board’s approval of any purchase, order, warrant or contract on the consent agenda shall constitute the Board’s full and final review of that item to the extent required by law.
TUSD Board Meetings are live streamed and available for viewing at http://www.turlock.k12.ca.us/virtual-board-meetings. Instructions for Spanish captioning are available on the Turlock USD virtual Board meeting webpage.