Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/13/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Public Comments - Agenda Items
Type: Info
Subject: Procedures for Public Comment during Virtual BOE Meeting
Vision 2022:
Background: Due to current social distancing guidelines and the Stay at Home Order, The Board of Education has temporarily modified public comment procedures for Board Meetings. There will now be one opportunity for public comment on both agenda and non-agenda items at the beginning of the meeting.

Community members who wish to provide public comment can send an email to the Board of Education at between now and 6:58 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The email will be read during the virtual Zoom Board Meeting during the public comment portion of the agenda in the order in which they are received. A copy of the email will also be sent to each member of the Board of Education.

Public comments are valuable and important to the Board of Education. We welcome the opportunity to listen to concerns and issues that are important to our community.

Please be aware that it is the Board’s regular practice, to not directly discuss, ask questions or take action on public comments until the time has been taken to gather adequate information. The Board is there to listen. Lack of action or a direct response following public comments does not imply any lack of interest in what is being shared.

In addition, to preserve confidentiality, the Board and its President reserve the right to request that items relating to either personnel or students be provided to the Board privately or in writing for consideration in a future closed session, if necessary.

The Board must protect the civility and decorum of the meeting. Please be respectful for the duties of the Board, our District Leadership Team, and the democratic process in your public comment:
- Please limit your email comments to a length that can be read in 3 minutes.
- Please be factual and courteous, and do not include statements that are personally disrespectful or condescending to members of the Board or staff.

Thank you for your understanding of the need for this temporary procedure and for your interest in providing feedback to the Board of Education.
File Attachment:
Board Policy 2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent