2:230 - Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board

Policy 2:230

Board of Education

Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board

At each regular and special open meeting, members of the public and District employees may comment to or ask questions of the School Board, subject to reasonable constraints

The individuals appearing before the Board of Education are expected to follow these guidelines:

  1. Address the Board only at the appropriate time as indicated on the agenda and when recognized by the Board President.
  2. Identify oneself by stating name and address as well as general topic. Comments shall be limited to five minutes for each speaker at each opportunity for public comment.
  3. Observe the Board President's decision to shorten public comment to conserve time and give the maximum number of individuals an opportunity to speak. The President may limit public comment to 15 minutes for each subject under discussion.
  4. Observe the Board President's decision to determine procedural matters regarding public participation not otherwise covered in Board policy.
  5. Questions are directed to the Board of Education as a whole and may not be directed toward any individual member of the Board or administrative staff. Questions posed to the Board of Education will be taken under advisement and answered later.
  6. The Board will not entertain charges or complaints against individual employees by persons during a Board meeting. Rather, a charge or complaint against an employee must be in writing and signed by the person who makes it, and the Board will refer any such charge or complaint to the Superintendent for appropriate review taking into consideration the procedural due process rights of the individual in question.
  7. Conduct oneself with respect and civility toward others and otherwise abide by Board policy, 8:30, Conduct on School Property.

Petitions or written correspondence to the Board of Education shall be presented to the Board in the next regular Board packet.

ADOPTED: March 20, 2006
Revised: July 18, 2011, April 25, 2016

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