Stockton Unified trustees will hold a sort of continuation meeting early Thursday morning after its regular meeting earlier this week had to adjourn due to time constraints.
It was at about 11 p.m. when the SUSD Board of Education chose to end its 7-hour meeting after having already voting earlier for a time extension. According to board bylaws, trustees must end meetings by 10:30 p.m. unless an extension is approved by trustees.
The decision to adjourn followed more than four hours of closed session and about two hours of public comment. The meetings agenda also had about 60 agenda items aside from the 64-item consent agenda. Consent agenda items are largely passed in bulk with a single vote.
“There were a lot of unnecessary items on the agenda tonight,” Board President AngelAnn Flores told Stocktonia after the meeting. “We’re going to look at putting less on the agenda.”
District counsel advised trustees that anything left over on the agenda would need to be revisited by the board before it’s next regularly-scheduled meeting May 15. Trustees then agreed to schedule a special meeting for 7 a.m. Thursday.
Flores asked that the community have patience with the board, though she acknowledged the special meeting may be inconvenient for many to attend.
“We really feel bad that it’s not going to be a time when most of the public can be here,” Flores said. “We’re asking for grace from the public, so that they allow us to conduct our business and continue moving our district forward.”
The special meeting is open to the public and will be held at its regular location in the district’s board room at the Arthur Coleman Jr. Administrative Complex on South Lincoln Street near the downtown waterfront. It will also be live streamed in both Spanish (here) or English (here).
Here’s the agenda for Thursday’s special meeting: