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Public Comment time provides an opportunity for constituents to address the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education. We encourage public comments at business meetings and ask that you respectfully agree to the meeting guidelines below: 

  • Public Comment occurs from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at 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.

*Please note - Our system doesn't seem to be compatible with some mobile devices, if you have signed up and do not receive an email from Jennifer Lindquist confirming you are signed up, then you are not.  In this case, please email or directly to sign-up. Sign-ups for Public Comment via e-mail will only be taken until 4:00 p.m the day of the Board Meeting.  After that time please sign-up in person. If you need an interpreter - please give us 24 hours notice. 

**Minneapolis Public schools is collecting the information below including telephone number, home addresses, e-mail address, and other types of contact or personal information from you when you sign up for public comment.  The Minneapolis Board of Education and its staff uses the information to connect with and to follow up with individuals speaking during the public comment section of the meeting.   Please be advised that this information is considered public information under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and must be made available upon request.  You are not required to provide the information, but if the information is not provided, you will not be allowed to speak during public comment.

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