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Board Meeting Brief - May 18, 2021
Posted 5/17/21


Board Meeting Brief – Tuesday, May 18, 2021

To continue to follow our local and state guidelines, our Board of Education meeting will be a virtual meeting. Please see links below for access to Board Meeting live stream link and online form to submit public comments. 

Tuesday May, 18, 2021, NMUSD Board of Education Meeting:

NMUSD Board Meeting Link (Zoom Webinar) -  Zoom Meeting 98182690107

  • 3:00 pm  - Closed Session

  • 6:00 pm  - Public Board Meeting 

  • Habrá interpretación al español a través del mismo enlace de Zoom

  • Please fill out a comment card, by the deadline, in order to give live comment during the meeting.

  • Members of the public wishing to comment during the live meeting teleconference must submit an electronic comment card no later than Tuesday May 18, 2021 by 11:00 a.m. via the following links: 

The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

Below are the items that may be of specific interest:


  • 10.a. Recognition of the 2021 Superintendent's Character Award Honorees

Discussion/Action Calendar

  • 18.b. Approve MOU with Project Hope Alliance to Provide Services for Students Experiencing Homelessness for the 2021-2022 School Year 

  • 18.c. Approve Additions to the Middle and High School Course of Study

  • 18.d. Approve Elementary Textbooks for Public Display

  • 18.e. First Reading and Adoption of Modifications to Board Policy

Resolution Calendar

  • 19.a. Adopt Resolution No. 25-05-21 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher May 12, 2021 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7, 2021

  • 19.b. Adopt Resolution 24-05-21 Recognizing May 16-22, 2021 as Classified School Employee Week

Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session. 

  • Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session. 

  • Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold.  

  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.

  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.

  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  

  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.