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Public Participation

Public Participation in Board Meetings

School board meetings are not public forum meetings but are meetings held in public.  Spontaneous discussion from the audience is not permitted.  Board policy BEDH establishes the basic structure for public participation in board meetings.  

Request to Speak During Public Participation

The board will designate 15 minutes on the agenda for "Public Participation" at each regular meeting.  Each speaker is allotted a time of three minutes to address the board.  A maximum of five request forms will be accepted per regular board meeting.  

Speakers may offer objective comments on school operations and programs.  The board will not permit in public session any expression of personal complaints about school personnel nor against any person connected with the school system. 

Citizens requesting the opportunity to speak during Public Participation must complete and submit this form to the office of the superintendent no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the regular board meeting.  


Request to Address the School Board

Presentations of speakers listed on the agenda are limited to five minutes.  The board will permit a maximum of two speakers representing each side of an issue to address a topic.  Speakers may offer objective comments on school operations and programs.  The board will not permit in public session any expression of personal complaints about school personnel nor against any person connect with the school system.  

Citizens requesting to be on the agenda to address the board at a meeting must complete and submit this form to the office of the superintendent no later than 12:00 noon on the Tuesday prior to the scheduled monthly meeting of the board on the following Monday. 



By Lisa Wilson

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