APS Board of Education
Our Unified Job Description
"The job of the APS Board of Education is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. We do our job by advocating for the success of all students through effective governance, serving as good stewards of taxpayer dollars and being responsive to our stakeholders. Our community needs us to do our job."
Board Meetings Take Place Fully In Person with Masks Required. Meetings Also Available Streaming Online
The APS Board of Education would like its meetings to remain open to students and student voice, especially during these critical times. As such, beginning September 20, 2021, during Board meetings, the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center (PLCC) will be treated as an educational building and will follow appropriate COVID-19 rules. Specifically, masks will be mandatory for anyone attending Board meetings in person, regardless of their vaccination status. Live streaming of all Board meetings will also continue and are available at boe.aurorak12.org/live. Public comment to the Board of Education will continue to be taken by email to Claudia Paz-Blossick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals wishing to address the Board of Education for public comment, either in person or remotely, are asked to sign up by emailing Claudia Paz-Blossick email@example.com by 4:30 Monday prior to the meeting. All public comments are limited to 3 minutes. Recorded broadcasts can be accessed on the BOE Meetings page.
The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The meetings will typically be held at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave.
The APS Board of Education is a group of citizens elected by voters to provide leadership and establish policies for the school district.
The seven-member board is elected at-large. Members serve four-year terms and receive no monetary compensation.
The board follows a policy governance model.
On February 16, 2021, the APS Board of Education adopted a results and limitations governance model. This model describes the Board governance process, Board-superintendent relationship, executive limitations and district results. There are many reasons why the Board adopted this model, including being more strategic, more student-focused and to increase community engagement.
Board meetings are generally held on the third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. The board first meets at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and starts the regular board meeting at 6: p.m.
Regular meetings are held at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave. These meetings are open to the public. Live streaming of all Board meetings are also available at boe.aurorak12.org/live. Individuals wishing to address the Board of Education for public comment, either in person or remotely, are asked to sign up by emailing Claudia Paz-Blossick firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 Monday prior to the meeting. All public comments are limited to 3 minutes. Recorded broadcasts can be accessed on the BOE Meetings page.
Board Special Meetings are held at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave. and are open to the public and announced on the APS website, APS Web Calendar and BOE Web Calendar.
View the APS Board of Education Communication Protocol to learn more about board outreach.
At each meeting, informational reports will be presented by the Board, Superintendent or district leadership.
The Board will hold a workshop on the second meeting of the month to review topics more thoroughly or engage and gather input from district or community groups.
The minutes of each Board meeting are first posted to the BOE Web site in BoardDocs Pro as draft minutes until they are approved by the Board. They are then reposted to BoardDocs Pro as the official Board minutes.