Board Meeting Information

Agenda Requests

 

Guidelines

 

  • A Request to Appear before the Board of Education form MUST be filled out and turned in to the Board office a minimum of 7 business days prior to the meeting date requested.

  • Individuals may address the board on an agenda item after discussion of the item is initiated by the board.

  • When recognized by the president, please state your name before speaking.

  • Individual speakers and groups must be limited to five minutes. The president has the option to reduce the time limit to three minutes if there are many speakers.

 

Addressing Items Not on the Agenda

 

Hearing Session:

  • Address at the beginning of each regular meeting to enable persons to address the board.

  • When recognized by the president, please state your name before speaking.
  • Individual speakers and groups must be limited to five minutes. The president has the option to reduce the time limit to three minutes if there are many speakers.
  • Up to one half hour will be allowed for the hearing session.
  • If more time is needed, the hearing session will be tabled to the end of the agenda. This extension will be no longer than one half hour unless agreed upon by a majority of the board.

Personal Complaints Against School Personnel:

  • Complaints should be presented to the board only after established channels have been observed. 
        1.  Discuss the issue with the employee first.
        2.  If not resolved, discuss the issue with the employee's direct supervisor.
        3.  If not resolved, discuss the issue with the superintendent.
  • To bring an issue to the board, a written request including a statement of facts and a statement describing why the issue is unresolved must be made to the superintendent at least seven days before the board meeting.
  • The board may go into closed session to receive information from all appropriate parties if the individual staff member involved requests.

 For a Timely Response:

  • When possible, matters of concern should be brought to the superintendent before being brought directly to the board.
  • The superintendent and members of the administrative team are full-time employees of the district charged with carrying out board policy and administering the daily operation of the district. Members of the board are not employees, are not involved in the daily operation of the district, and in many cases work full time in other career endeavors. Thus, questions posed to the board will generally be referred to the superintendent or other administrative staff.
  • If answers are not readily available, the board may direct that the matter be researched and reviewed by administration with resulting information to be presented at a future board meeting or directly to the person raising the question.