Banning Unified School District, in accordance with California law, maintains a publicly elected governing board. The Board is the policy-making body of the District responsible for the governing and managing of it within the limits of State and Federal law. It also carries out the will of the citizens in the matters of public education and policy by holding public meetings once a month in accordance with local and state laws.
The District Board of Education is responsible for hiring the district superintendent, holding regularly scheduled meetings to conduct the business of the district, approving the employment and termination of district personnel, and approving the District budget The school board also serves as a standing committee that approves property purchases, approves new building plans, awards bids that require a public bid process, hears grievances of employees, students, and citizens of the district, and authorizes collection, disbursement and auditing of school district funds.
The Banning Unified School Board commits to define clearly the board policies, roles, and expectations regarding Board Governance. It does this by keeping open the lines of communication with the students, parents, district employees, and the community which the district serves. All the while respecting the designated channels of authority outlined in its governing policies. It openly acknowledges and promotes the constructive contribitions and participation of all regardless of their point of view or position.
Banning Unified School District in order to bring the most current board policies possible to the public has contracted with Gamut Online to provide service by distributing all Banning Unified School District policies and procedures. To access Gamut Online click the link below and use the password provide.
The Board of Trustees recognizes the right of citizens to have access to public records of the district. The Board intends the district to provide any person reasonable access to the public records of the schools and district during normal business hours and within the requirements of state and federal law. Such records shall be examined in the presence of the staff member regularly responsible for their maintenance. The district may charge for copies of public records or other materials requested by individuals or groups. The charge shall be based on actual costs of duplication, as determined by the Superintendent or designee and as specified in administrative regulation.
Public access shall not be given to records listed as exempt from public disclosure in the California Public Records Act or other statutes.
Copies shall be furnished at the cost of $1.50 for the first page, with a charge of .10 per page for each page thereafter. Mailing costs will be added to the costs. Materials printed in a computer data format shall be charged at a cost of $1.50 for the first five pages, with a cost of .10 per page thereafter. An hourly fee of $20.00 will be charged when staff research time in excess of one-quarter hour is required.
Please fill out the Request for Copies of District Records form and return it to Mónica or Tania (contact info below). Thank you.
Contact Info: Mónica O'Brien, Executive Secretary Superintendent/Board of Education
161 W Williams Street, Banning, CA 92220
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (951) 922-0205 Fax: (951) 922-0227