Upcoming Board Meeting Information

Regular Board Meeting
Date:  April 19, 2023
Time:  5:30 PM
Location: DUSD Boardroom or Zoom


Zoom Link: Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 874 8759 1634

Zoom Password: durham

For Zoom phone instructions please see the agenda.

Board Information

Message from the DUSD Board of Trustees

Welcome to the Durham Unified School District!

From the Board of Trustees:

The Durham Unified School District Board of Trustees would like to welcome back both new and returning students, parents and staff. As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, we are excited, enthusiastic and confident that our students will set and reach new goals on their academic journey to prepare them for a successful future. Thanks to a caring and dedicated staff, working hand in hand with parents and community volunteers this journey will be very beneficial and rewarding to students, parents and staff.

We have a new Elementary Principal, Samantha Brown and a new High School Principal, Marty Wilkes! Please stop by and introduce yourself as you welcome them to Durham.

As usual, the New Year will bring new challenges for which we must try to anticipate and prepare for new surprises frequently coming from Sacramento and Washington. The state budget currently appears to have stabilized and the Governor promises to improve the financial conditions of schools. This will however, depend on the District's ability to reach the goals our staff, parents and community members have set for our Local Control Plan (LCAP) which will be monitored by the district, the Butte County Office of Education and the State Department of Education. We look at these challenges as opportunities to work as a team with parents, staff, volunteers and all citizens to creatively develop solutions that protect the fiscal viability of our district while enhancing educational opportunities of all our students.

The key to Durham Unified School District's tremendous success is the active and ongoing parental support. We encourage parents, friends and community members to volunteer their time and skills to supplement our limited resources. Student attendance is critical to a student's success and our fiscal stability must be enhanced by making sure we encourage them to practice good hygiene, proper nutrition and get plenty of rest. We encourage cooperation and partnerships that include parents, teachers, community volunteers/ organizations and staff that will assure we will continue to be successful in our educational endeavors and an ongoing source of community pride.

Our entire board takes seriously the responsibilities you have delegated to us to maintain and enhance our students' potential to be knowledgeable, productive and responsible citizens. We encourage parents and citizens to review our policies that help guide us and our Administrative Team to accomplish our mission. We encourage you to be actively involved in your children's education by visiting classrooms, volunteering when possible, and meeting to know and work with our Teachers, Principals and the Superintendent. Our board holds monthly meetings with posted agendas and welcomes your attendance, input and observations. As Board members, we are also your neighbors and encourage you to feel free to contact us with any and all questions, concerns or comments you feel will assist us in reaching our district's goals.

Finally, we thank you for your continued confidence in Durham Unified School District and we are looking forward to working with you to help our students and staff complete another productive, safe and rewarding year.

Your Board of Trustees: Jennie DuBose, David Loudermilk and Buzz Landon

President: Ed McLaughlin

Clerk: Matthew Thorpe

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2023 Board Meetings

Regular Board Meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. The open session for regular meetings is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm, unless noted differently on the agenda for that meeting.

  • January 19 - Thursday

  • February 15

  • March 7 - Tuesday

  • April 19

  • May 17

  • June 21

  • June 28

  • August 16

  • September 20

  • October 18

  • November 8 - 2nd Wednesday

  • December 13 - 2nd Wednesday

2022 DUSD Board Meeting Dates

Board Policies

Durham Unified School District Board policies can be viewed online here