Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/9/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Public Comments - Agenda Items
Type: Info
Subject: Procedures for Public Comment for September 9, 2020
Vision 2022:
Policy: 2.230 - Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board
File Attachment:
Summary: Due to the ongoing pandemic and continued interest in news and discussion on the re-opening plans for schools, we are again temporarily amending our public comment procedures for this meeting to allow comments to be emailed to the Board and acknowledged in the meeting.
In accordance with Board Policy 2.230, members of the public attending in person will have the opportunity to make public comments during this meeting.

Community members not attending this meeting in person, and who wish to provide comments to the Board of Education, can send an email to between the posting of this Agenda and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. All Board Members will receive and read this email.
To be acknowledged, emails must include in the subject line that the email is intended for acknowledgement at the September 9, 2020 Board of Education Meeting. These emails will be acknowledged, but not read, during the meeting, and then documented in the Board Communications Log with the name of the sender, the date received, topic and if Board/Staff acknowledgement was provided.
As in the past, any specific questions regarding District 200’s plans for the 2020-21 school year should be sent to
As with all comments, 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.
Per Board Policy, we will allocate 30 minutes for public comments, and comments on any one subject may be limited to 20 minutes. The Board may shorten the time allocation for each person to less than 3 minutes to allow the maximum number of people the opportunity to speak. To preserve confidentiality, the Board and its President 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.
For comments being made in person, 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. While making public comments:
- Please include your name and whether you are a resident of the District.
- Please limit your comments to 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 for the September 9, 2020 meeting and for your interest in providing feedback to the Board of Education.
Board Policy 2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent