Board Policy Subcommittee & Policies, Regulations, & Bylaws

board policies
The Board Policy Subcommittee reviews and discusses all policies that the District is considering adopting or amending before forwarding to the full Board for consideration.
No action is taken by the Policy Subcommittee at this meeting.
Board Subcommittees are comprised of two board members and the Superintendent as well as relevant District staff members.
Meeting Information
Meetings are typically held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Castro Valley Unified School District Office.
The meeting agenda will be linked below and posted on BoardDocs at least 72-hours prior to the meeting.
All Board Subcommittee meetings are governed by the Brown Act, and are open public meetings, with an agenda posted in advance on this page. All members of the community are welcome to attend these meetings. Meetings are scheduled quarterly or as needed.
Board policies are statements which set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a school system. They create a framework within which the superintendent and staff can discharge their assigned duties with positive direction. They tell what is wanted.
Policy is:
  • A guideline adopted by the board to chart a course of action
  • What is wanted or not wanted
  • May also include "why" and "how much"
  • Broad enough to allow administrative discretion/specific enough to give clear guidance
Policy is not:
  • Detailed direction
  • Restatements or paraphrases of state or federal law
  • Forms, job descriptions, etc.
Administrative regulations are detailed directions developed by the superintendent and administrative staff to put policy into practice.  They tell how, by whom, where and when things are to be done.
An Administrative Regulation:
  • Provides the details for carrying out policy and enforcing it
  • Sets forth specific requirements
  • May list do's and don'ts
  • May include step by step procedures
  • May assign specific responsibility
An administrative regulation is sometimes accompanied by an Exhibit (E) which provides more specific detail as either a form or specific procedure.