Meetings are generally held every second Monday during the school year, and monthly during the summer.
Meetings are open to the public so that citizens may have the benefit of observing Board business. All formal action by the Board of Education takes place during the public meetings. Closed sessions may be held to discuss the purchase or lease of property, certain student or employee disciplinary matters, disputes involving court action, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, and other purposes as allowed by law.
Here's how to address the Board:
- Complete a public comment form and hand it to the board president at the beginning of the meeting.
- During the first public commentary, individual speakers will be allowed a maximum of five minutes. The total comment time is limited to thirty minutes. For this reason, if a large group plans to attend, they are encouraged to select a few representatives to speak on their behalf.
- The speaker should begin his or her remarks by stating his/her name and organization or agency, if any.
After the board addresses discussion items, there is a second opportunity for public commentary.
- During the second public commentary, persons who wish to address the board will be invited to be recognized by the board president.
- If several people wish to speak, they may form a line. Individual speakers will be allowed a maximum of two minutes. The total allotted time is fifteen minutes.
- Each speaker will be asked to announce his/her name before beginning to speak.
- One speaker may not yield his/her time to another.
- Persons may only speak once per subject during a single meeting.
- Members of the board and district employees are not able to comment or answer questions during the public commentary per board policy.
- Persons requesting an individual response must note their request on the public comment form.
- Individuals are expected to abide by rules of common courtesy and may be asked to leave the meeting if their behavior is disruptive or interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting.
For a comprehensive explanation, please review the Public Participation Guidelines.