Guidelines For Public Comment
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School Board guidelines for public comment

The Board of Education values public input. The responsibility of the Board is to actively listen and reflect on public comments. Guidelines for public input emphasize respect and consideration of others.  We ask individuals that desire to speak to respectfully agree to the meeting guidelines below: 

  • Public Comment occurs towards the beginning of monthly Board business meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Each person who signs up to speak should arrive at approximately 5:20 PM.
  • During the 45 minute Public Comment period, each registered speaker will have up to 3 minutes in which to address the Board.
  • Up to 5 people can register to speak on a specific topic, which allows a diversity of opinions to be presented while being mindful of time.
  • If a large group of people wishes to come to discuss a specific topic, please designate one person to sign up and speak.
  • If you have hand-outs or materials for the Board, please present them to the Board's Executive Assistant who will distribute them to the Board members after the meeting.
  • Members of the public should not approach the dais.
  • The Board Chair has full discretion over the Public Comment period, including the ability to manage speaking time to allow for additional comments. 
  • No inappropriate comments or behavior will be tolerated.  Inappropriate behavior is defined as attempting to engage individual board members in conversation, insults, obscenities or profanity, attacks against any person in his/her personal capacity, and/or physical violence or threat thereof.