School Board Meetings, Policies and Highlights

The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The public may join the regular board meeting via Zoom or by telephone.  Please email Beth Kerrick at for joining info no later than 8:30 a.m. the date of the meeting. 

Members of the public wishing to offer public comment at the assigned time during the regular board meeting may email their name and the topic they wish to address to no later than 8:30 a.m. the date of the meeting. Please write Public Comment in the subject line of your email.

The Puyallup School Board of Directors seeks to ensure a strong, unified and effective governance team for the Puyallup School District. To support this goal, the board has scheduled a retreat on Monday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. to review the district’s strategic directions, superintendent transition plan, and governance practices.

No action will take place at the retreat. The retreat is intended to support visioning, planning, and clear understanding of roles, responsibilities, expectations, communication and systems for mutual accountability and support.  If you would like to listen to live audio of the retreat, please contact Beth Kerrick at for call-in info no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10. At approximately 3:00 p.m. the board will then retire into a closed executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g)to discuss the performance of a public employee, with no action to follow.

Governor Jay Inslee's Proclamation 20-28.8 extends the OPMA waiver until September 1, 2020. This date may be extended further.

2019-20 Board Meeting Schedule rev 6-15-2020      2020-21 Board Meeting Schedule  rev 7-23-2020

2019-20 School Board Brochure                                       Read Board Highlights                  Policies

Please visit BoardDocs to view meeting agendas, policies and meeting minutes. 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.

The Board generally meets twice each month on the first Monday and the third Monday of the month.  Due to school breaks, there is only one meeting in the months of April, July and December. Please click on the schedule link above for the specific dates.

Public Comments (applicable once in-person meetings are safe to resume)

The Puyallup School Board welcomes the public to its regular meetings. If you wish to address the school board, please fill out a blue Comment Card which is located on the sign-in table and give it to the board president or any administrator. Your name will be called by the board president. Public comments are limited to three minutes each.  Please see the Puyallup School Board brochure for guidelines.

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.