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.

Agenda Online

  • 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.

    Archived Agenda Online


Current Board Meeting Minutes (Drafts)

  • For the most recent Board of Trustees approved Meeting Minutes, use the instruction above for access.

Board Members

  • Lori Carlson, President
    Anthony Silva, Clerk
    Jeffrey Cortinas, Member
    Mary Jackson, Member
    Jose Sanchez, Member
    Daniel Benedict, Member
    Kenneth Howenstine, Member 

Board Meetings

  • 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.

    • August 16
    • September 6
    • September 20
    • October 4
    • October 18
    • November 1
    • November 15
    • December 13* 

    ** One Board Meeting in April due to Spring Break.

    *scheduled after the 2nd Friday in December, according to State Law

Public Comment (Effective March 12, 2022)

  • Community members have two opportunities to address the Board of Trustees--Public Comment and Period for Public Comment (Regular Board Meetings only).

    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.  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 or to otherwise participate in this meeting, 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 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 will be made available for public inspection in the District Office located at 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock, CA, during normal business hours. Prior to the meeting, access full packets at http://turlockusd-ca.schoolloop.com/onlineagenda, or at http://www.turlock.k12.ca.us.

    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.

    Student and/or student family directory information and Board Meeting Minutes:  Upon request, a student who is age 18 or older, or the parent or guardian of a student, may request in writing to the secretary or clerk of the Board, their directory or personal information be withheld from Board Meeting minutes,  (student name, address, telephone, date of birth, email address, major field of study, dates of attendance)