Public Involvement at Board Meetings
The Board has established two formal times during each meeting specifically for public participation. Each period is indicated on the agenda as "public participation." Attendees are required to register their intent to speak during public participation prior to the meeting being called to order.
The first public participation session will be at the beginning of the meeting, shall last up to 30 minutes, and is reserved for input on items that are on the meeting agenda.
The second public participation session will be at the end of each meeting, shall last up to 30 minutes, and is for any comments relevant to the board.
Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three (3) minutes duration. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members or others attending the meeting individually.
Attendees are required to register their intent to speak during public participation prior to the meeting being called to order. Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be required to preface their comments by an announcement of their name and group affiliation, if applicable.
The Board requires that public participants be: 1.) District residents, taxpayers, employees or students, or such individual's designee; 2.) Representatives of contractors eligible to bid on materials or services solicited by the Board; or 3.) a Representative of a group in the community or district.
Speaker Time Limits and Statement Limits
During the first or second public participation session, each statement made by a participant is limited to three minutes in length.
No participant may speak more than once during a meeting on the same topic, and no participant may speak more than once during a meeting until all others who wish to speak have been heard. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members or others attending the meeting individually. Participants are not permitted to address matters relating to individual students or other matters made confidential by law. To protect employee's rights, the Board does not hear complaints about specific employees in public session.
If appropriate, the Board will occasionally respond immediately to questions or comments, but will usually instruct the superintendent or treasurer to do further research and report back to the Board and public participant. Those who have a specific question will receive a response either at the meeting or shortly thereafter. The Board wants to ensure that it is fully informed before responding.
Please see Policy BDDH (also KD) for details.