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Guidelines for Speakers at Board Meetings

  • Speakers must sign up online. Sign-up starts at 12:00 pm on the day of the meeting, and ends 15 minutes before the start time listed on the agenda for public comment. Speakers must provide name, city and topic.

  • During the public comment session, you may speak for up to three minutes. You will see a yellow light at the podium when you have 30 seconds remaining, then a red light when your time is up.

  • At regular Board meetings, speakers commenting on items on the night's agenda will be heard before speakers commenting on other topics. All other speakers will be heard in order of sign up.

  • Special public hearings will be called for student assignment issues. Members of the public will be allowed to speak for two minutes at public hearings. If the Board formally proposes any change that includes families not affected by the original proposal, then those families will be given an opportunity to speak. As a rule, the Board does not hear comments on student assignment at regular meetings.

  • Due to confidentiality requirements, a public hearing is an inappropriate forum to discuss personnel issues. Citizens should instead contact the appropriate administrator in writing.