Each meeting has a public forum in which citizens may speak to the Board about any education-related concerns they may have. Public forum held at work sessions immediately prior to a regular monthly meeting, mid-month work sessions, and called or special meetings are limited to topics on the respective meeting agendas. Other public forums are open to any topic. Interested persons may sign up to speak by contacting the Board Executive Assistant no later than 12:00 noon on the meeting date at 594-1630 or by arriving at the meeting five minutes early to sign up with the Board Chair, Vice Chair or Executive Assistant.
Citizens addressing issues to the Board of Education during public forum have five minutes in which to do so. If a Board member wishes, he or she may ask the full board to extend that time in increments of one minute. Persons speaking at public forum must address the board chair and not individual board members or school staff members. They must also refrain from making personal reference to individual board or staff members. As a matter of order, members of the Board will not respond to persons addressing the Board, but may ask the superintendent to act or gather additional information.