For all regularly scheduled and stand-alone special board meetings*, GO staff code attendance and punctuality for each school board Director. All of this data is pulled from the meeting minutes posted on OUSD Legistar
The Attendance tracker consists of year by year snapshots that show the percentage of total hours of school board meetings for which each OUSD Board of Education Director was present. These percentages are calculated using the most conservative estimates of hours missed based on the system we developed. More details on how we calculate time missed can be found below.
* “Special Meeting” is an official designation for meetings that are not the twice monthly public Board meetings. Some of these special meetings are contained within a regular meeting - for instance, the Board might recess to “special meeting” for an hour to decide non-public business like expulsion hearings. In order to avoid double-penalizing a Board member for being absent, we are only displaying attendance data for regular meetings and stand-alone special meetings.