Policy - BEDH/KD

POLICY: BEDH/KD

EFFECTIVE DATE: 8/3/94

CANCELS SHEET DATED: 5/1/91

REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 6/17/03

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETING

 

 

All regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to the public and the media.

 

Because the Board of Directors desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens throughout the school district and also needs to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner, it shall schedule up to thirty (30) minutes during each meeting for public participation. The chairperson may set a time limit on individual speakers.

 

Comments and questions at a regular meeting may deal with any topic related to the Board of Directors’ conduct of the schools. If these questions do not relate to an agenda item, the Chair will direct the person to the appropriate staff member. Comments at special meetings must be related to the call of the meeting.

 

If a presentation requires more time than time limits allow, the Superintendent shall be notified in advance so that the presentation may be considered for inclusion as a formal agenda item.

 

The Board of Directors shall give due attention to comments and contributions from the audience, but shall not be expected to respond or take action immediately. Audience inquiries, other than simple questions, shall be referred to the Superintendent who shall investigate or consider the matter and report to the citizen and to the Board of Directors, if necessary. If Board action is needed, the item may be included in the agenda for a subsequent meeting.