School Board Meetings, Policies and Highlights

Upcoming Meeting 

Date:  Monday, January 25, 2021 
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Type:  Regular board meeting.  This meeting is open to the public.  
Location:  Zoom via this link

(Zoom meeting info will be posted to this page 24 hours in advance of the meeting.)

Public Comment
The Puyallup School Board welcomes the public to its meetings and recognizes the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings, 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 the Puyallup School Board brochure for additional guidelines. 


To sign up for public comment, send an email to no later than 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time.  Write "Public Comment" in the subject of the email, and include your full name and topic to address.  It is not necessary to include comments in advance. During the public comment portion of the meeting, the Board President will call your name to speak 


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.

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. 

Why are School Board meetings being held virtually? 
Pierce County is back to Phase 1, therefore the limitations for indoor organized events preclude school boards from conducting a traditional in-person meeting because the restrictions prevent community members from attending the public meeting. Even if the governor's OPMA waiver expires for Washington state, the Puyallup School District cannot hold in-person board meetings until Pierce County cases decrease significantly to again allow for large gatherings.  


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