Series: Series1000     Sub Series: 1200     Policy Number: 1230



PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS


The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to hear and respond to public comment, and therefore encourages public participation at Board meetings. There will be a specific agenda item at each Board meeting to provide an opportunity to address the Board.

Rules of Order In Public Meetings

• When a member of the public wishes to speak, he/she shall address the chair.

• If two or more persons wish to speak, the chair shall designate the person to speak first.

• The speaker shall give his/her name and address before proceeding further.

• All remarks shall be addressed to the chair.

• The speaker shall confine him/herself to the question under debate, and avoid comments of a personal nature.

• No person shall speak upon a subject more than twice, no more than five minutes each time, except by consent (of the Board).

• No person shall speak a second time until all have had a first chance to speak.

• The right of individuals to speak without interruption is paramount, provided they remain in accordance with these rules.

• No calls for expression of sentiment shall be made except upon request by the chair.



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Adoption Date:
2002-03-12

Last Revised: