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Agenda Items

Agenda items are placed on the agenda through administrators in the Offices of Instruction, Human Resources, and Business Services.

Please note that agenda items are due in the Superintendent’s Office no later than Thursday, noon, the week prior to the Board meeting.

Items for the February 20 meeting will be due no later than noon, Wednesday, February 12, due to holidays February 14 and 17.

Contact Fran Carpenter for agenda information.

Board of Education


  • Thomas Kensok, President
  • Jacqueline Chilton, Vice President
  • Carlos Hagedorn, Clerk
  • Frances Ortiz-Chavez, Member
  • Jose Hurtado, Member
  • Rob Felder, Member
  • Joe Schunk, Member
What is the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees is a seven person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of California and Napa County.  Each member is elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. The Board is responsible for approving the district's budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district.
The Board President, Vice President, and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.
Where and when are the meetings held?
The Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Education meets twice a month, usually the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Education Center, 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa. (See side bar for meeting schedule)
Are the meetings held in public?
Yes, and the public is encouraged and welcome to attend.  Additionally, the meetings are regularly recorded for broadcast on the local cable access TV station, channel 28 and they are also web-cast live on the internet.
Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
Persons wishing to speak on an item listed on the agenda must fill out a "Request to Address the Board of Education" form located at the back of the board room and submit it to the board secretary prior to the discussion of the item. Persons wishing to speak on an item not on the agenda may do so by filling out this form under the section on the agenda titled "Public Comment".
What is the procedure when called to speak?
When called to speak the individual shall proceed to the microphone at the speaker's podium. State your name. Be brief and to the point. (A three minute limit is customary.)

NVUSD School Board Online

Napa Valley Unified School Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.  Special or adjourned meetings are held when there is sufficient agenda to warrant them.  Each meeting is video taped for later playback on local cable access television Channel 28 and streamed live to the internet for both immediate viewing and future archival viewing.

Use the links below:

 Napa TV Channel 28    


Granicus Website link

Granicus Online Viewing

2013-14 Meeting Schedule

July 25, 2013

August 8, 2013

August 22, 2013

September 5, 2013

September 19, 2013

October 3, 2013

October 17, 2013

November 7, 2013

November 21, 2013

December 12, 2013 (Organizational Meeting)

January 16, 2014

February 6, 2014

February 20, 2014

March 6, 2014

March 20, 2014 - American Canyon High School

April 3, 2014

April 17, 2014

May 1, 2014 Yountville Elementary School

May 15, 2014

May 29, 2014 (due to graduations June 5)

June 19, 2014

Board Policies

Available Online

Use "public" as the user name and "napavalley" as the password--both without the quotes.