RAS Public Comments Form
Members of the public can leave their comments on this form, which will reviewed by the Rockford Board of Education during their regular meeting. Attendance of the public at the regular meeting is deemed not feasible due to the current federal and state emergency declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021. Public Comments will be taken up to three hours before the start of the regular meeting to enable transfer of comments electronically prior to the meeting. Comments submitted after this point will be at the discretion of the chairperson. Thank you.
Comments--Public Comments will be limited up to 3 minutes of speaking time.
About Policy 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations
The school board recognizes the value of participation by the public in deliberations and decisions on school district matters. At the same time, the school board recognizes the importance of conducting orderly and efficient proceedings, with the opportunity for expression of all participants' respective views. The school board shall, as a matter of policy, protect the legal rights to privacy and due process of employees and students.
the school board will strive to give all citizens of the school district an opportunity to be heard and to have complaints considered and evaluated, with the limits of the law and this policy and subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions. among the rights available to the public is the right to access public data as provided by Minn. Statute 13.43, Subd. 2 (Public Data).
Matters proposed for placement on the agenda which may involve data privacy concerns, which may involve preliminary allegations, or which may be potentially libelous or slanderous in nature, shall not be considered in public, but shall be processed as determined by the school board in accordance with governing law. Personal attacks by anyone addressing the school board are unacceptable. Persistence in such remarks by an individual shall terminate that person's privilege to address the school board.
Routine complaints about a teacher or other employee should first be directed to that teacher or employee or to the employee's immediate supervisor. Unresolved complaints or problems concerning the school district should be directed to the superintendent's office. complaints which are unresolved at the superintendent's level may be brought before the school board by notifying the school board in writing.
For a copy of the complete policy, please go to the district website at
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