Open Forum Request to Speak

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form to speak at the upcoming School Board Meeting. While your comments will be heard at the Board Meeting, please be advised that the Board may not respond to your topic at this meeting. If your comment requires follow-up, the Board Chair or Administration will get back to you as appropriate.


This form must be completed and submitted prior to noon the day of the Board Meeting if you wish to speak during the Open Forum.

Please be advised that you will only be allowed a maximum of 5 minutes to speak. The open forum portion of the meeting will be limited to 30 minutes. If there are more than six speakers at a meeting, the 30 minutes will be divided equally among all speakers.

Complaints and/or personal attacks against individual Board members or employees and violation of MN Data Privacy Act are not allowed.

The chair, at any time, can determine whether the speaker is outside these guidelines and redirect the speaker.

Any board member can call for point of order to express concern over direction of comments. Chair then reiterates guidelines to ensure compliance.

Chair may end comment for anyone not following the guidelines. If the speaker persists after being asked to stop, the chair could ask them to leave, recess the meeting and/or call security.

Members of the audience are asked to refrain from any demonstrations of support or opposition (speaking, cheering, booing, clapping, etc.) during  or at the conclusion of any speaker’s comments. Any person or persons in the audience that violate this rule will be given a formal oral warning by the presiding office of the Board. After the initial warning, any further disruption will result in a request by the president officer for the person(s) to leave the meeting.

Residents running for public office will not be allowed to promote their campaign through the open forum.

Policy 206 can be referenced for additional information.

Please complete the form below submit, at the latest, by noon the day of the Board meeting. Thank you!

By submitting a form for Open Forum, I acknowledge that I have read and will follow the guidelines for public comment

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