Public Participation at Board Meetings

  • Public Participation at Board Meetings

  • A citizen wishing to address the board may do so through public participation which is scheduled at each regularly scheduled board meeting.
    The citizen must present a completed card stating the name of the individual; the name of the organization being represented, if appropriate; the address; the phone number; the purpose of the request; and the topic to be addressed.
    The completed card must be presented to the chairman prior to the opening of the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
    The presenters will be called by the chairman to address the board.

    • Each citizen will be given three minutes to address the topic.
    • Upon a majority vote of the board present, the board may extend or restrict the amount of time allowed for public participation so that regular business of the board may be conducted. If this is done, the board must also vote to have a special called board meeting (with date, time and location announced) to allow the public sufficient time to express its wishes.

    A citizen may provide the board with written information if he/she wishes in lieu of addressing the board or in addition to addressing the board.
    Citizens are to not address personal attacks/complaints against employees of the district during open session.
    Except in an emergency situation, the board will not take any action on the request at that meeting.
    If necessary, the board may place the citizen's request on the agenda of a subsequent board meeting.
    The superintendent or his/her designee will respond in writing to the citizen regarding the request if a response is necessary.