LANCASTER — The agenda for Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Thursday meeting eliminated the time for union representatives to address the Board and moved public comment on agendized and non-agendized items to the end of the meeting, prior to the start of closed session.

Comments from the Antelope Valley Teachers Association and California School Employees Association representatives have traditionally been at the top of the agenda, prior to public business from the floor.

But Thursday’s agenda does not include an item for either union representative.

The Board will meet for the first time in a month this week, after the second meeting in September was canceled without explanation. The Board previously canceled both regularly scheduled meetings in August, also without explanation. Instead, the Board held one August meeting on a date different than the schedule approved in January.

Members of the public are permitted to comment on agendized items prior to the Board taking action. It is not clear why public comment on agendized items was placed at the end of the agenda, after the Board would presumably take action on the public portion of the agenda.

Board President Robert “Bob” Davis did not respond to an email question prior to deadline, asking about the agenda changes.

The Board’s closed session also includes an “informal” performance evaluation for Superintendent David Vierra. His contract calls for his annual evaluation in November.

The Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom at the District office, 44811 North Sierra Highway.

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