The Board of Education is a group of five elected District residents who set policies under which the District operates, adopt the budget and hire staff to administer and implement these programs and policies. Members serve four-year terms of office; terms are staggered and elections are held every two years. Each year the Board elects its president, vice-president and clerk during the organizational meeting held in December.The Board, on approval, delegates to the Superintendent authority for all educational, personnel, and business matters related to the District, in accordance with policies adopted by Board, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Board meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, (except July, August, November and December) beginning at 5:30 PM in the Education Center Board Room. These are public business meetings, except for closed sessions which are sanctioned by state law for the purpose of discussing matters related to negotiations, personnel, litigation, and other matters specified in Board policy.Members of the audience have the opportunity to speak on non-agenda items during the "Courtesy to Visitors" section of the agenda, or on agenda items when the item is reached during the meeting and if a "Request to Address the Board" form has been submitted to the executive assistant. Items may be requested to be placed on the meeting's agenda by contacting the Superintendent's executive assistant. The agenda is posted 72 hours prior to each regular meeting. Copies of the agenda are available for public review on the website or in the Superintendent's office on Friday afternoon prior to the regular Tuesday meeting.All actions of the Board shall be taken only in official Board meetings called, scheduled and conducted according to the by-laws and statutes of the state. Policies will, barring emergencies, be adopted after consideration at two meetings of the Board. The agenda and minutes shall be marked to indicate policy matters. It is understood that the members of the Board have authority only when acting as a Board legally in session.
LUSD has established a uniform complaint procedure (1312.3) for all relevant programs per 5 CCR § 4622 et seq . The district has a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender per Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX: Nondiscrimination.