Washington's Most Innovative School Board​

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Responsibilities of the Board

  • ​Hiring and evaluating the Superintendent;
  • Establishing policies for governing the school district;
  • Adopting a balanced budget each year;
  • Having legal and fiduciary authority for the school district;
  • Adopting instructional materials; and
  • Serving as community representatives to the district and on behalf of the district.

Meetings

School Board meetings begin at 6:00pm and are held in the 4th Floor Auditorium at the Central Administration Building at 601 South 8th Street in Tacoma, unless otherwise posted. (Get directions) All regular board business meetings and study session meetings are public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Executive sessions are closed to the public. Public parking and the main entrance are located on the west side of the building at South G Street.

Interact with Your Board

School board members encourage public participation. Your input is appreciated. If you would like to interact with the school board, you can do so in the following ways:

Email/Phone
Find contact info for each Director​, email address and telephone number, or you can send them all an email at once.

Public Meetings
The Tacoma Public School Board values public input.  Thank you for coming to our meeting and providing comments. Please note that Board meetings are public, televised and recorded.  Read our Guidelines for Public Comments at Board Meetings.


Student School Board Representatives

The All-City Senate elects two student representatives to the school board each year. These representatives attend school board meeting and share the ideas and concerns of students attending the district's high schools.


Accessibility

The Board of Directors' meetings are accessible to all regardless of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a guide dog or trained service animal (a service animal is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability).

Accomodation - Persons requiring accommodations for a disability in order to attend a Board meeting (including the services of a sign language interpreter) should contact the District's ADA Coordinator at 253.571.1250, before 4:30 p.m., at least three working days before the meeting to ensure that the District has sufficient time to implement appropriate accommodations.

Interpreter - Individuals requesting a language interpreter for a Board meeting for any language, other than a sign language interpreter, should contact the Board Office at 253.571.1443 before 4:30 p.m., at least three working days before the meeting to ensure that the District has sufficient time to identify an interpreter. ​


Non-Discrimination

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: 

Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252  lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191  ehogan@tacoma.k12.wa.us 

504 Coordinator:
Elementary-Steven Mondragon 253-571-1173  smondra@tacoma.k12.wa.us 
Secondary-Jon Bell 253-571-1225   jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357


​Board Meetings

September 5, 2018
Notice | Agenda

September 13, 2018
Rescheduled to 9/20/18
Notice

September 14, 2018
Cancelled

September 17, 2018
Notice | Agenda 

September 20, 2018

Notice | Agenda

September 27, 2018
Notice


Board Office

Tonya Beattie, CAP
Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors
(253) 571-1443

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Watch Meetings

Tacoma Public Schools board meetings are streamed live right here at 6pm on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month.


Government Relations

Advocating for students with state and federal government.