BDDH (also KD)
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS
desires citizens of the district to attend its sessions so that they may
become better acquainted with the operation and programs of the schools and
that the Board may have opportunity to hear the wishes and ideas of the
public. All official meetings of the
Board shall be opened to the press and public. However, the Board reserves the right to
meet and to adjourn or recess a meeting at any time to discuss such matters
as are properly considered in non-public session in accordance with
In order to assure that persons who wish to appear before the Board may be heard and, at the same time, conduct its meetings properly and efficiently, the Board adopts as policy the following procedures and rules pertaining to public participation at Board meetings.
1. Anyone wishing to speak before the Board, either as an individual or as a member of a group, should inform the Superintendent of the desire to do so and of the topic to be discussed prior to the meeting.
2. Any individual desiring to speak shall give his or her name, address, and the group, if any, that is represented.
3. The presentation should be as brief possible. Written remarks are encouraged. In no event should more than 30 minutes be set aside for public participation. The Board may motion to extend the Public Participation beyond 30 minutes.
The Board vests in its Chair or other presiding officer authority to terminate the remarks of any individual, when he/she does not adhere to the rules established above as to content or time limitation.
Persons appearing before the Board are reminded, as a point of information, that members of the Board are without authority to act independently as individuals in official matters. Thus, questions may be directed to individual Board members, but answers may be deferred.
Adopted: April 8, 1993
Amended: July 10, 2008
School Board Review: June 14, 2012