REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE BOARD/PUBLIC COMMENT
Guidelines: Individuals desiring to address the board must read these guidelines and submit the electronic form below prior to the public meeting.
Responses will be collected and provided to the board president just prior to the meeting being called to order. Due to the virtual meeting format, individuals will not be able to speak directly to the board, but written comments will be read aloud from this form. Individual comments cannot exceed three minutes unless otherwise amended by the Board. Public comment time will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. The board may extend public comment time at the conclusion of the regular agenda which also will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.
Topics for public comment should not identify individual student or personnel concerns. If a comment makes defamatory statements, or invades the privacy rights of a student or employee, the writer is responsible for such statements and may be held liable. Comments will not be read aloud if the speech identifies an individual, is inflammatory, disrupts the Board meeting or is vulgar or obscene.
Laws protecting the privacy rights of employees and students prohibit Board members and the Superintendent from engaging in a discussion of any employee’s performance or qualifications, or confidential matters related to a student. Board members may be exposed to legal liability if they violate these limitations. Therefore, if comments address such matters, the board cannot respond. It is recommended an attempt be made to resolve concerns at the lowest appropriate level within the district.