About the Board of Trustees
The Hickman Community Charter District Board of Trustees is a five-member Board elected from the school district at large and serving four year terms. The role of the Board is to serve as a policy-making body for the school district. The Board is charged with providing the best possible education for the students of Hickman Community Charter District while conforming to Federal, State, and County laws. The District staff, headed by the Superintendent, carries out the policies and actions of the Board. Among the Board's numerous duties is the adoption of the annual budget; approval of expenditures; employment of personnel; approval of the curriculum, textbooks, and courses of study; approval of facility plans and construction contracts.
The Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings which are generally held on the second Monday of each month. Board meetings are conducted for the purpose of carrying on the District's business. All meetings of the Board are open to the public, with the exception of closed session. Meetings are held in the Conference Room at Hickman Community School District, 13306 4th St., Hickman, CA and commence at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. After being called to order, the board adjourns to closed session. The public meeting resumes at 5:30PM.
Board agendas are posted at the Hickman Community School District, 13306 4th St., Hickman, CA and on the district website. Per the Brown Act, regular meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and special board meetings agendas are posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Addressing the Board
Each board meeting includes an opportunity for the public to comment either during the Public Comment portion of the meeting or at the time a particular item is considered. To allow everyone the opportunity to speak, the Board asks that all participants respect the five minute time limit accorded to each speaker. In the case of numerous requests to address the same subject, the Board may select representatives to speak on each item. Proper decorum is requested at all times. Speakers will be asked to step down if improper language, topics, or closed session items are discussed.
Placing Items on the Board Agenda
Members of the public may request to place items on the agenda of any regular board meeting. The items must be directly related to school district business. Requests for placement must be made in writing and delivered to the Superintendent's office not later than 4 p.m. on the eighth business day prior to the meeting. The position of the item on the agenda will be determined by the Superintendent, who may consult with the Board president on the matter. Items placed on the agenda by the public will be for information and discussion, so that the Board may be advised of the views of the community. The Board reserves the right to place the item on the agenda of a subsequent meeting for action.
Current Board Members
Paul Gardner - Board Secretary
Corresponding with Board Members
Written communication for the Board of Trustees may be addressed to each member of the Board Hickman Community School District, 13306 4th St., Hickman, CA 95323. All incoming mail is unread and distributed directly to the Board members. Please allow sufficient time for the Board to receive the information. You may also wish to correspond via electronic mail with Board members. Each board members email address is linked to their name above. If you would like to communicate with the board as a whole, use the form below and your message will be forwarded on to the entire board and read during public comment time in the next agenda.
Please note that a Board member's electronic communication may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act, and that any correspondence sent to a majority of Board members become a public document. (Government Code 6250-6270)
The HCCD board has established the bylaws and board policies linked below to provide a framework for its operation and management. Board Policy Manual.