Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

The SAUSD is studying the process of establishing trustee areas, and elections by trustee areas. This is very good news! Currently most of the SAUSD Trustees live in north Santa Ana – that means that most of our residents are not well served by their Trustees as they are not in their immediate areas.

The Santa Ana City Council moved to a Ward Specific City Council election model last year so the SAUSD is playing catch up. They still need to pass term limits as well. SAUSD Trustee John Palacio has been on the board for over 20 years! That is ridiculous.

A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. today at Santa Ana High School, located at 520 W. Walnut St., Santa Ana, to gather input on the proposed SAUSD trustee area maps. It will be interesting to see how the current Trustees carve up the trustee maps to try to save their seats. The meeting is set to start at 6 pm and will run to 8 pm.

Additional public hearings are also coming up soon:

Here are the details regarding the public hearing:

Click here to access the agenda for the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education Special Board Meeting/Public Hearing for October 18, 2021.

Beginning June 8, 2021, the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education meetings will resume to in-person at the District office with limited capacity as we adhere to all social distancing guidelines. SAUSD will follow all guidelines provided by local, state, and federal health agencies to ensure necessary safety protocols are in place. Face mask is required. 

The Santa Ana Unified School District Special Board of Education meeting will be held in person. Public Presentations (Pursuant to Government Code 54954.3) – In accordance with Board Bylaw 9320, individuals may address the Board on matters on this agenda, because this is a Special Board meeting. During this COVID-19 context, members of the public may address the Board in person, by telephone, or by email.

In-Person Public Comments:

Audience members wishing to address the Board must fill out the Request to Address the Board of Education card located outside the auditorium. This card is to be submitted to the Executive Assistant.

By Telephone:

If you would like to address the Board by telephone during public presentations, please submit the Request to Address the Board of Education card by using the following link by 6:00 p.m.:

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Email Your Comments:

If you would like to email your comments to the Office of the Superintendent at

All emails received by 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Board of Education prior to the start of the open meeting. Comments received after 4:00 p.m. will be distributed to the Board at the earliest opportunity after the meeting.

Individual speakers are allowed three minutes to address the Board on agenda items. The Board may limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With the Board’s consent, the Board President may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The Board President may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.

Ways to View Meeting:

Meetings are broadcast live on Spectrum cable Channel 31, and re-play broadcast every Saturday at 3 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. following the Board meeting. Meetings are also available Live and on on-demand video at,, and YouTube: sausd tv.

Direct Links for live:

A partir del 8 de junio de 2021, las reuniones de la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Ana se reanudarán en persona en la oficina del Distrito con capacidad limitada, ya que cumplimos con todas las pautas de distanciamiento social. El SAUSD seguirá todas las pautas proporcionadas por las agencias de salud locales, estatales y federales para garantizar que se implementen los protocolos de seguridad necesarios. Se requiere mascarilla. 

La reunión Especial del la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Ana Sesisón se llevará a cabo en persona. Presentaciones públicas (de conformidad con el Código de Gobierno 54954.3) – De conformidad con el Estatuto 9320 de la Junta, las personas pueden dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva sobre asuntos de esta agenda, porque esta es una reunión especial. Durante este contexto COVID-19, los miembros del público pueden dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva en persona, por teléfono o por correo electrónico.

Comentarios del público en persona:

Los miembros de la audiencia que deseen dirigirse a la Mesa deben llenar la tarjeta de Solicitud para dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva ubicada fuera del auditorio, en el vestíbulo. Esta tarjeta se debe presentar a la Asistente Ejecutiva.

Comentarios por teléfono:

Si desea dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva por teléfono durante presentaciones públicas, envíe la Solicitud de Dirección a la Mesa Directiva de Educación utilizando el siguiente  enlace antes de las 6:00 p.m.:

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Comentarios por email:

Si desea mandar sus comentarios por email, por favor mande su email a la Oficina del Superintendente a

Todos los emails recibidos antes de las 4:00 p.m.. el día de la sesión se distribuirán a la Mesa Directiva antes del comienzo de la sesión abierta. Los comentarios recibidos después de las 4:00 p.m. serán distribuidos a la Mesa Directiva lo más pronto posible después de la sesión.

A los oradores individuales se les permitirán tres minutos para dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva sobre asuntos en la agenda o fuera de la agenda. La Mesa Directiva puede limitar el tiempo total para comentarios del público en cada tema a 20 minutos. Con el consentimiento de la Mesa Directiva, el Presidente de la Mesa puede aumentar o disminuir el tiempo permitido para presentaciones del público, dependiendo del tema y la cantidad de personas que deseen ser escuchadas. El Presidente de la Mesa puede realizar una encuesta de oradores a favor o en contra de un tema en particular y puede pedir que otras personas hablen solamente si tienen algo nuevo que agregar.

Maneras de ver la sesión:

Las reuniones se transmiten en vivo por el Canal 31 de Spectrum, y se transmiten en repetición todos los sábados a las 3 pm y los martes a las 6 pm después de la sesión de la Mesa. Las reuniones también están disponibles en video en vivo y bajo demanda en, en y en YouTube: sausd tv.

Enlaces directos para ver en vivo:

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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