Audience ParticipationBefore coming to the Board with a specific school question, concern, or issue, we encourage you to discuss the issue first with the person closest to the situation such as a teacher, guidance counselor, school principal, and if necessary, the appropriate person at the District Office.
The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings. In order to permit fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board will provide a period during the meeting when visitors may present to the Board. If possible, such presentations should be scheduled in advance.
If you wish to address the Board during a meeting, please plan to arrive to the Board meeting early and sign in that you wish to address the Board. The Board President will acknowledge the individual(s) wishing to address the Board at the stated time on the agenda and provide direction for so doing (see Non-Agenda Items). The Board President has the responsibility to terminate any statement which is too lengthy, personally directed to a district employee, student, parent, or community member, abusive, obscene, or irrelevant.
Formal Presentations: Formal presentations must be submitted to the Secretary of the School Board, the Superintendent, by the Thursday prior to the meeting in order that the business may be reviewed for placement on the agenda. Presentations may be limited to five minutes at the discretion of the President of the Board.
Clarification: Individuals who wish clarification during the time the Board is discussing a particular agenda item are to raise their hands. When recognized by the Board President, the individual will be allowed a brief moment to express the need for clarification.
Non-Agenda Items: The agenda contains a place for communications from the audience about non-agenda items. The President of the Board will announce the time.