Governing Board

Five Governing Board members are elected for staggered, four-year terms. They serve without compensation. The board sets policy for the management of the district, and the superintendent and cabinet are responsible for the execution of these policies. The governing board secretary is Deeann Chisman, whom you can reach at or (602) 449-2298.

View the Board Norms (PDF).

Email the Governing Board.

Governing Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are typically held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Governing Board Room at the District Administrative Center, 15002 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix (unless otherwise noted). Study sessions are held as needed for the purpose of studying one or more specific issues in depth. No action is taken during a study session.

The 2021-22 Governing Board meeting schedule is as follows:

  • August 5, 2021 (meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m.)
  • August 19
  • September 2
  • September 23 (fourth Thursday of the month)
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2 (only meeting of the month)
  • January 6, 2022
  • January 20
  • February 10 (second Thursday and the only meeting of the month)
  • March 10 (second Thursday of the month)
  • March 24 (fourth Thursday of the month)
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5
  • May 19
  • June 2 (meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m.)
  • June 23 (fourth Thursday of the month and meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m.)

Approved: April 22, 2021

See more details on the 2021-22 Governing Board meeting schedule (PDF).

Download the Governing Board brochure for information on district governance, how you can speak at meetings, and more.


Persons with a disability or needing an interpreter may request a reasonable accommodation. Requests should be made as early as possible by contacting the board Secretary at (602) 449-2298.

Public Notices

In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes subsection 38-431.02.A.2, public notices and detailed agendas of Governing Board meetings are posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting at the District Administrative Center, 15002 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, Arizona. You can also access each public notice and meeting agenda by following this link:

See Board Meeting Dates and Materials 


At the start of board meetings, community partnerships, and outstanding performance by students and staff are recognized. View photos from past Governing Board meetings on our Flickr account.

ASBA Award for Excellence

The PVSchools Governing Board has received the Lou Ella Kleinz Award of Excellence and the Total Boardsmanship Award at the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Annual Conference.