1120 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings

Adoption Date: 02/13/1975, Revised: 03/21/2019, 1/23/2014, 03/18/2010, 04/15/1993, 05/12/1983 
1000 - Community Relations
Communication with the Public
1120 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings

Because the Board of Education desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens throughout the District, as well as conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner, it will schedule a maximum 15-minute period prior to regular business meetings for brief comments and questions from the public on agenda items and another maximum 15-minute period after such meetings for brief comments and questions from the public on other school matters.  There will be one maximum 15-minute public comment period at Workshop Meetings where there are action items on the agenda, but only on such agenda items.  The Board of Education shall limit each individual speaker to three minutes duration.

Residents may comment on matters of public interest involving school operations and programs, but may not criticize or personally attack any person connected with the School District.  No District employee or student may be commented upon or identified by name or situation.  Complaints concerning school personnel, students and school matters should be made in accordance with Policy 1310 and its implementing regulation.

The Board President will be responsible for recognizing all speakers, who will properly identify themselves; for maintaining proper order; and for adhering to any time limits set.  All speakers must conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner. Questions asked by the public will be referred to the appropriate staff member for reply.  Questions requiring investigations will be referred to the Superintendent for consideration and later response.  Questions will generally not be answered at Board meetings.

Members of the public will not be recognized by the President as the Board conducts its official business, unless the Board of Education agrees to waive this provision.

Policy References:
Cross Ref. Policy #1600 – Relationship Between the School District and the CommunityPolicy Cross References:

1600 - Relationship Between the School District and the Community

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