Public Participation

  • Board Policy BCE - Public Participation   (Reference File KN - Public Comments)

    "The Board encourages citizen participation at meetings for the purpose of communicating matters important to the improvement of the school district.  Citizens are welcome to attend all Board meetings and work sessions.

    The President or presiding officer shall be able to regulate and control public participation.  Any concerns or complaints about Board actions or operations may be addressed directly to the Board.  Comments involving specific concerns related to instruction, discipline, or learning materials are to be addressed at specified levels in the following order:

    1.  Teacher
    2.  Principal
    3.  Superintendent
    4.  Board

    In order to permit orderly scheduling of public remarks and the inclusion of such in the agenda, anyone wishing to speak before the Board, either as an individual, or as a member of a group, should inform the Superintendent in writing, by electronic mail, of the desire to do so and of the topic wished to be discussed as early as possible, but in no less than five (5) business days prior to the meeting.  The Board will allow three (3) minutes for public remarks.  

    Any complaint about school personnel will be investigated by the administration prior to any consideration or actions by the Board.  At no time, however, shall the remarks of any person be focused as a personal attack.  If such an attack occurs, the President or presiding officer of the Board shall proceed to terminate the citizen's time on the agenda."