Skip To Main Content

Public Comment

How to Participate in Board Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to speak at any regular action meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. You may sign up electronically at 450 Park Place before the meeting starts. Note: No one is allowed to criticize another person. We process grievances through the school district's complaint procedure, which gives the person a chance for response and due process. 

At the beginning of the meeting, you may speak about items on the agenda. The board chair will decide the amount of time for each speaker based on a variety of factors, including the number of speakers and the length of the meeting. You should state your name, address, whether you are an employee of the school district, and the topic of concern. You are also encouraged to share your ideas with the board in writing.

Anyone may propose an agenda item 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. Sometimes, 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's business, people who signed up are invited to address the board about items that were not on the night's agenda. The chair will decide the amount of time for each person, depending on the lateness of the hour and the number of speakers.

Questions: Email us about board requests