School Board Meetings, Policies and Highlights

Next Regular Board Meeting 

Date:  Monday, March 1, 2021 
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Type:  Regular board meetingThis meeting is open to the public. 
Location:  Ballou Junior High (limited in-person audience) and livestreamed.  Details coming soon.


Public Comment 
The Puyallup School Board welcomes the public to its meetings and recognizes the importance of involving members of the public, both virtually and in person.  

Public comments are accepted for regular School Board meetings only.  Public comments are limited to three minutes each.  Please see review public comment guidelines prior to making your request. 


With the return of in-person meetings, additional details are coming soon.


Board Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes
School Board Meetings are generally the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month with the exception of April, July, and December, due to school break schedules, unless otherwise noted.

School Board agendas and meeting minutes can be accessed via BoardDocs.  Meeting agendas are published the Friday prior to each regular board meeting. Meeting minutes are visible to the public once approved by the board at their next regular board meeting. 


Board Policies 
School board policies are statements that set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of the district. They provide general, ongoing guidance and direction to the district. 


Click to access the complete set of district policies, regulations, and forms. In the Web page that appears, click the Policies tab. Either scroll through the list or type the policy number in the Search box. 

Policies, Regulations, and Forms 
Each policy includes cross references, legal references, and the date when the policy was adopted. If applicable, acceptance dates for revisions are also included.

Administrative regulations are developed as necessary to ensure the consistent implementation of policies adopted by the Board. Regulations can include specific procedures and other such details. A regulation number is the same as the associated policy number, with an "R" suffix.

Some policies are associated with forms. A form number is the same as the associated policy number, with an "F" suffix. 

For more information about the adoption and amendment of policies, and the development and issuance of regulations, see Policy 1310, and the associated Regulation 1310R on "Policy Adoption, Manuals, and Administrative Regulations." 

Policy Series 

The policies are categorized into the six following areas: 

  • 1000 — Board of Directors. Policies pertaining to Puyallup School Board meetings, board member elections and governance. 

  • 2000 — Instruction. Policies pertaining to student learning programs, school organization, and instructional requirements. 

  • 3000 — Students. Policies pertaining to admission and attendance, rights and responsibilities, and student activities. 

  • 4000 — Community Relations. Policies pertaining to communications with the public, public participation in schools, public access to staff and students, and relations with other agencies. 

  • 5000 — Personnel. Policies pertaining to recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, leaves, and benefits. 

  • 6000 — Management Support. Policies pertaining to financial planning, revenues, purchasing, risk management, transportation, food service, school property, and capital projects. 


For more information about board meetings, district policies and regulations, contact Beth Kerrick