COVID-19 impact: Because of health precautions, public comment is not allowed at the board's action meetings. The community may instead email input to the school board.
Ordinarily, the public has two opportunities to comment at each regular action meeting of the school board. A signup sheet is posted near the entrance to Norsworthy Auditorium for people who want to address the board. Your participation is welcomed.
Note: No one is allowed to disparage or criticize another individual. Grievances are processed through the school district's complaint procedure, which affords the subject the opportunity for response and due process.
At the beginning of the meeting, the public is invited to speak about items on the agenda. Thirty minutes is divided among the number of speakers, with a maximum of five minutes per person. A speaker should state their name, address, whether they are an employee of the school district, and the topic of concern.
Since five minutes is a relatively short period of time, people are encouraged to share their ideas with the board in writing. Also, anyone may submit proposed agenda items in writing at least 10 calendar days before the action meeting.
Once the discussion or action portion of the meeting starts, only the board members, the superintendent, and staff may speak as they conduct business. On occasion, the board might want to hear from the public or an advisory committee about a specific item. If so, the board may open up its discussion to include public comment.
After the meeting, people who already signed up are invited to address the board about items that were not on the night's agenda. The chairman will determine the amount of time for each speaker, depending on the lateness of the hour and the number of speakers.
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