We will be streaming board meetings live via Youtube. Please visit our Gilbert Public Schools Youtube Channel using this link. The video will appear as soon as the meeting starts.
Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, Board meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. You can view Governing Board meetings previously recorded via YouTube or Livestream. Please note, we will be suspending Public Comment. If you would like to submit comments related to the agenda, please send your comments to email@example.com.
Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board
The Board is authorized under the laws of the state of Arizona to adopt all needed policies and regulations for the organization, evaluation, and governance in the District. The Board shall act as the general agent of the state of Arizona in carrying out the will of the people of this District in the matter of public education.
The Board performs the following basic functions necessary to the discharging of its responsibilities: legislative, executive, and appraisal:
- The legislative function is the policy-making aspect of the school system. It is the policy of the Board to retain and exercise full legislative authority and control over the schools by adopting general policies or by acting directly in matters not covered by its policies.
- The executive function of the Board is concerned with placing in operation existing Board policy. Most of this function is delegated by the Board to its executive and administrative officer, the Superintendent.
- The appraisal function involves the determination of the efficiency of the school operation and an evaluation of the educational program of the District based on the policies as outlined in the policy manual.
- Board members are unpaid elected officials.
GPS Board Briefs
Notice of Governing Board Meeting Pursuant to ARS 38-431.01, notice is hereby given to members of the Gilbert Unified School District Governing Board and the general public that the Gilbert Governing Board will convene a board meeting. All notices of board meetings will be posted. The designated posting locations for Gilbert Public Schools shall be electronically on the district's website, and physically beside the entrance doors to the district offices located at 140 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ. The district office location provides physical public access at all time.
Under Arizona Law, email to and from public entities may be public records subject to release upon request. All written or electronic correspondence sent to Governing Board members or GPS staff is subject to public records requests and may be viewed by the public or media. Additionally, correspondence sent to Governing Board members is also copied to the Governing Board secretary, the Superintendent, and the district attorney for review, possible response, or redaction before being made available to the public or media.