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Board of Trustees

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is governed by a locally elected, five-member board. Board members serve four-year terms and are elected at large in even-numbered years, with three members chosen at one election and two members at the other. The President and Vice President of the Board of Trustees are elected by the governing board for one-year terms at the annual organizational meeting in December. Two student trustees, one from each college, are elected by the student body annually in May and serve a term from June 1 through May 31 each year.

Board Meetings

The Board generally meets the first Monday of each month with public session commencing at 6:00 p.m. in the Toyon Room (Room 2020) on the Foothill College campus, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. A calendar of meetings is available online at the Board's eGovernance site, but it is important to check the posted agenda for actual meeting times and locations. At least twice per year, usually in February and August, the Board holds study sessions to allow deeper discussions of key issues. Periodically, the Board may also call a special meeting. 

Meeting Agendas

Board of Trustees meeting agendas are posted for public review at least 72 hours prior to each regular meeting and 24 hours prior to each special meeting in the glass display case outside Foothill College Building 2000 near the Altos and Toyon meeting rooms used for Board of Trustees closed and public sessions.

Meeting agendas and background materials are also available online at least 72 hours prior to each regular meeting at the Board's eGovernance site. Background materials for various agenda items are available by clicking on the attachment link in the agenda document. Contact the Chancellor's Office at 650-949-6100 regarding any background material that is not included.

For information or disability access to agenda materials, contact the Chancellor's Office at 650-949-6100 or norsellpaula@fhda.edu. Accommodation requests should be made no later than one business day prior to the meeting. Board of Trustees meetings are held in a location accessible to the disabled.

Public Participation

Public meetings of the Board of Trustees include opportunities for members of the public to address the Board. Persons wishing to comment regarding agenda or non-agenda items are asked to submit a completed comment card to the Board President prior to the meeting. Comment cards are available online, at the information table prior to the meeting, and as an attachment to the posted agenda on the Board's eGovernance site. Comments relating to a matter on the agenda, including items on the consent agenda, are heard before a vote is called on the item. Comments regarding matters not on the agenda are heard at the time designated on the agenda for public hearings. Each speaker is limited to five minutes.

Board Priorities and Legislative Principles

The Board of Trustees adopts priorities and legislative principles annually to help guide the district.  Board priorities are generally set for the new academic year during the August study session, while legislative principles for the calendar year are considered during the February meeting.

Fair Political Practices Commission Form 802

Fair Political Practices Commission Form 802  (See Administrative Procedure 2714)

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18944.1 sets out the circumstances under which an agency’s distribution of tickets to entertainment events, sporting events, and like occasions would not result in a gift to individuals that attend the function. The Form 802 serves to detail each event and the public purpose of each ticket distribution and also informs the public as to whether the admissions were made at the behest of an agency official and whether the tickets were provided to an organization or to specific individuals.