The School City Liaison Committee is comprised of District and City staffs who work together for the benefit of the community on matters of mutual interests. During the year, the Board of Education and City Council committee members receive reports on some of these collaborative efforts from District and City staff.

Please note that every calendar year, the Committee meetings change location back and forth from the District to the City with a break during the summer.


2017 Meetings

For 2017 meetings are held on the Third Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m., District Office - 25 Churchill Avenue - Conference Room Aspen

  • February 23, 2017 - (Tentative first meeting date)

2016 Meetings

For 2016 the meetings were held on the Third Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m., City Hall - 250 Hamilton Avenue - Community Meeting Room

2015 Meetings

For 2015 the meetings were held on the Third Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m., District Office - 25 Churchill Avenue - Conference Room Aspen

Committee Members

Palo Alto Unified School District Representatives

  • Melissa Baten Caswell, Board Member, Committee Chair
  • Ken Dauber, Board Member
  • Cathy Mak, Chief Business Officer

City of Palo Alto Representatives:

  • Liz Kniss, Council Member
  • Eric Filseth, Council Member 
  • Khashayar Alaee, Senior Management Analyst