The Board recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest.
The Board, therefore, shall provide a period for communication from the public at each regular Board meeting and may afford this opportunity at special Board meetings. The public comments section of the agenda will generally be kept to 5-10 minutes. If public participation appears extensive, the Board chairperson may want to establish a time limit.
All persons wishing to participate in a public Board meeting shall register their intent with the district clerk or deputy clerk a week in advance of said Board meeting. Such a request shall include the name and address of the participant, group affiliation, if appropriate, and topic to be addressed.
If the topic is so timely that it is not possible to give a week’s notice, the superintendent/clerk may be so notified and if appropriate, said superintendent/clerk may introduce the topic to the Board. If participation is deemed appropriate by the presiding officer, he/she may recognize the participation.