Governing Board

  • The Glendale Elementary School District Governing Board consists of five members, each of whom resides within the school district and is elected to a four-year term. Governing Board members serve voluntarily, and at the pleasure of GESD voters. School board elections are held in conjunction with state and federal elections every two years.

    Meeting Location
    Unless announced otherwise, Governing Board meetings are held at the District Office located at 7301 N. 58th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301.

    Official Agenda Posting Location
    Meeting agendas are posted in the display case located by the front entrance to the District Administrative Office, 7301 North 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. Agendas are also available to view online via the GESD website www.gesd40.org. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance.

    Meeting Schedule
    The Governing Board shall hold a regular meeting at least once each month during the regular school year and may hold other meetings as often as called. The Board's meetings through June 30, 2021 are scheduled as follows:

    2020
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Special Meeting
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Special Meeting
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020*
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020**

    2021
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Special Meeting
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 – Special Meeting
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021 – Special Meeting
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021***
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021*** – Special Meeting
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021
    4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021 – Special Meeting
    4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 – Board Retreat
    4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021
    4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Special Meeting

    All meeting dates and times are subject to change. Meeting dates and times can be verified on the District's Events Calendar online or by calling (623) 237-7136.

    Special meetings may be called for study sessions and for in-depth review and discussion of specific topics and information related to the operations of the school district. Workshops may be scheduled for the purpose of conducting Board Member training and development.

    All regular and special meetings are open to the public. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

    Live-streamed and recorded meeting videos are available to view online on the Glendale Elementary YouTube Channel.

    GOVERNING BOARD COVID-19 MEETING PROCEDURES
    Until further notice, the Glendale Elementary School District Governing Board will be enforcing the Center for Disease Control’s health precautionary recommendation limiting all public gatherings to ten people. Reference: Arizona Attorney General’s Opinion dated March 13, 2020 Re: Concerns Relating to Arizona’s Open Meeting Law and COVID-19).

    Members of the public can view the meeting livestream via the Glendale Elementary School District’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/glendaleelementary; or can call in to listen to the meeting by telephone at the numbers listed below. Please note members of the public will not be able to participate in the meeting, only to listen in or view the livestream. Community members may email in comments for Call to the Public to calltopublic@gesd40.org up until Noon on the day of the meeting, and the comments will be read into the record during the Call to the Public agenda item.

    To listen to the Board meeting by telephone, call one of the following numbers:

    1 (602) 666-0783 or 1 (408) 418-9388
    Access Code: 960 622 628

    Access to call in for the meeting will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Callers will not hear anything until the meeting begins.