BED(LOCAL) - BOARD MEETINGS: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Limit on Participation
Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.
At regular meetings the Board shall allot 30 minutes to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the presiding officer or designee before the meeting begins by completing the provided sign-up sheet and shall include all information requested and the topic about which they wish to speak. The comments of a person who fails or declines to provide all requested information may be deferred until a future meeting and all requested information is provided.
No presentation shall exceed three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.
Complaints and Concerns
The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:
Employee complaints: DGBA
Student or parent complaints: FNG
Public complaints: GF
If the person has not attempted to resolve the matters administratively through established resolution channels, the presiding officer or designee may defer any requested address to the Board until all other resolution channels have been exhausted.
The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.