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Hayward Unified School District
Alameda County, California
Hayward Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Stan "Data" Dobbs
Enrollment:22,272 students
Graduation rate:76.7%[1]
Number of schools:32
Budget: $183,014,848
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:John Taylor
Board members:5
Term length:4 years

Hayward Unified School District is a school district in California that served 22,272 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 65th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Hayward Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California.

Hayward Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California. The county seat of Alameda County is Oakland.[3] Alameda County was home to 1,578,891 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]


Alameda County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.1 percent of Alameda County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Alameda County was $71,516 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Alameda County was 12 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Alameda County (%) California (%)
White 52.0 73.5
Black or African American 12.4 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.7
Asian 28.2 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.5
Two or more race 5.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 22.7 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Alameda County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 469,684 108,182
2008 489,106 119,555
2004 422,585 130,911
2000 342,889 119,279

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


Stan "Data" Dobbs is the superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District.[7] Prior to becoming superintendent, Dobbs served as the district's chief financial officer. He also served in a similar position for the San Diego Unified School District.[8]

School board

The Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[9]

Hayward Unified Board of Trustees
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
John Taylor At-large 2012 2016
Annette Walker At-large 2012 2016
Lisa Brunner At-large 2010 2018
Luis Reynoso At-large 2008 2016
William McGee At-large 2010 2018

School board elections

See also: Hayward Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Hayward Unified Board of Trustees are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[9]

Public participation in board meetings

The Hayward Unified Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Public Participation

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name, address or other identifying information as a condition of attending the meeting or speaking before the Board.

Speaker's cards shall be used to ensure order to the proceedings. The card shall identify whether the speaker wishes to be heard during the general public comments period, or on a specific agenda item, but the speaker may ask that his/her name be kept confidential or provide an alternate method of reference.

Because Board members also have independent rights of Free Speech, as they may see fit, in their roles as citizens, they may submit a speaker card, step down from the dias, and be recognized as a public citizen to represent a point of view to the Board, although Board members are discouraged from doing if it would result in another member of the public from being able to address the Board.

In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board, either before or during the Board's consideration of the item. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)

2. At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board shall take no action or discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code54954.2)

3. Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities. (Government Code 54954.2)

Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Government Code 54954.2)

4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.

Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or nonagenda item.

General public comments shall not exceed a combined one hour in a total length. Depending on the length of the Board's Agenda, and the number of speakers, the public comment period may be lengthened by a majority vote of the Board. If there are more speakers (assuming each planned speaker will use the full two minute period) than the allotted time period allowed under these Bylaws, the Board Chairperson may poll the planned speakers to ensure that there is no redundancy of statements regarding a particular viewpoint or particular issue. The purpose of this process is to allow the broadest scope of comments that may assist the Board in best understanding issues of concern to the public.

The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each agenda item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the 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 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.

6. The Board president may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the president may indicate the time and place when it should be presented.

The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts, or omissions. (Government Code 54954.3) In addition, the Board may not prohibit generalized public criticism of district employees in carrying out their official duties and obligations. However, this right of general comment is subject to three important limitations:

a. No attacks shall be of a personal or private nature that is not directly related to the district employee's or Board member's public service with the district.

b. No comments shall include references to students by any identifying information (name, picture, student identification number or otherwise), whose privacy and confidentiality shall at all times be preserved.

If the comments suggest or imply a basis for discipline, or seeks to actually initiate a disciplinary complaint or charge, the Board president shall inform the speaker that in order to protect the employee's right to adequate notice before a hearing of such complaints and charges, to protect the employee's and potentially other involved or interested parties' right to privacy and due process, and to preserve the ability of the Board to legally consider the complaints or charges in the manner required by law, it is a requirement that the individual contact the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources to obtain guidance on the legally appropriate manner for addressing the speaker's concerns. The Board president shall then advise the speaker that no further public comments on the substance of the potential complaint can occur in the Board meeting forum.

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

7. The Board president shall not permit any disturbance or willful interruption of Board meetings, including statements that violate Board policies or Bylaws, or governing laws. Material violations of this requirement that violate the rights of another party (i.e. addressing private issues in public), or persistent violations done in a knowing or willful manner, shall be grounds for the Board President to terminate the privilege of addressing the Board.

In the discretion of the Board President, in order to maintain order, privacy, safety, or compliance with governing laws or Board policies or Bylaws, the Board president may (a) direct that a speaker's microphone be silenced and, if appropriate, have the speaker removed from the speaker's podium or the Board meeting room, (b) direct that one or more audience members be removed from the Board meeting room, and/or (c) if the individual(s) in violation are district employees, direct that an investigation by conducted by the Superintendent to determine whether disciplinary proceedings should be implemented because of a willful violation of law or governing district policy. A majority of the Board may override the Board president's decision or may independently direct that any of the foregoing actions be taken.

If the Board president or a majority of the Board declares that the meeting room should be cleared in order to maintain order or safety, and a general recess is not otherwise taken by the Board, members of the media not participating in the disturbance and individuals identified by the Board president as not participating in such disturbances, shall be allowed to remain for any further or resumed proceedings.

In order to ensure the public order, the district shall ensure that local law enforcement is either in attendance at Board meetings or is readily contacted to address safety or disruptive situations.[10]

—Hayward Unified School District website, (2014)[11]


The table below displays the budget for Hayward Unified School District:[12]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2009-2010 $148,133,333 81.2% $8,615,085 4.7% $23,677,898 13% $0 0% $2,057,679 1.1% $182,483,994
2010-2011 $141,064,095 79% $9,599,680 5.4% $23,182,607 13% $0 0% $4,645,588 2.6% $178,491,969
2011-2012 $141,920,549 77.5% $10,990,011 6% $26,655,449 14.6% $0 0% $3,448,839 1.9% $183,014,848
2012-2013 $150,559,064 80.7% $6,699,611 3.6% $25,857,866 13.9% $0 0% $3,484,659 1.9% $186,601,200
Averages: $145,419,260.25 80% $8,976,096.75 5% $24,843,455 14% $0 0% $3,409,191.25 2% $182,648,002.75

Teacher salaries

Hayward Unified School District employed 1,004 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[13] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Hayward Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 55,772 70,672
B.A. + 15 56,017 74,284
B.A. + 30 56,260 78,975
B.A. + 45 56,506 82,393
B.A. + 60 56,750 88,214
B.A. + 90 or M.A. + 30 56,993 92,904

Schools in Hayward Unified School District


Hayward Unified School District served 22,272 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 1.8 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 21,878 -
2010-2011 21,744 -0.6
2011-2012 21,637 -0.5
2012-2013 21,939 1.4
2013-2014 22,272 1.5

District schools

Hayward Unified School District operates 32 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[15][16][17][18]

Hayward Unified School District
School Name
Anthony Ochoa
Brenkwitz Continuation High School
Bret Harte
Cesar Chavez
East Avenue
Eden Gardens
Faith Ringgold
Hayward Center for Education & Careers (Adult School)
Hayward High School
Lorin Eden
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mt. Eden High School
Palma Ceia
Schafer Park
Tennyson High School
Treeview (Bidwell-Campus)

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 42 55
Mathematics 38 50
Science 45 59
History and Social Science 36 49

Contact information

Hayward Unified School District seal.png

Hayward Unified School District
24411 Amador Street
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-784-2600

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 26, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 26, 2014
  3. Alameda County, "About Us," accessed July 1, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Alameda County, California," accessed July 1, 2014
  5. California Secretary of State, "Statewide elections," accessed June 30, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Hayward Unified School District, "Office of the Superintendent - Stan "Data" Dobbs," accessed November 26, 2014
  8. East Bay Citizen, "Former Hayward School District CFO In Line To Be Its Next Superintendent," June 3, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Hayward Unified School District, "Trustees," accessed November 26, 2014
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Hayward Unified School District, "BB 9323 Board Bylaws: Meeting Conduct," accessed November 26, 2014
  12. Education Data Partnership, "Hayward Unified School District," accessed December 9, 2014
  13. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 26, 2014
  14. Hayward Unified School District, "Salary Schedule for 2013-14: Teachers - 186 days," accessed November 26, 2014
  15. Hayward Unified School District, "Adult School," accessed November 26, 2014
  16. Hayward Unified School District, "Elementary Schools," accessed November 26, 2014
  17. Hayward Unified School District, "High Schools," accessed November 26, 2014
  18. Hayward Unified School District, "Middle Schools," accessed November 26, 2014