Process for Requesting to Speak at Virtual Board of Education Meetings
Pursuant to Board Policy 1510, when Board meetings are held via Zoom or another online platform, requests to speak must be submitted to the District Clerk by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting. The email needs to include the name of the speaker
, address, telephone number, name of the organization speaker is representing (if any), and a brief description of the topic to be addressed. Any group or organization wishing to address the Board of Education must identify a single spokesperson.
Requests to speak will be honored on a first come-first serve basis. Speakers will be permitted to speak for no longer than four minutes, and the entirety of the public comment session will not exceed one hour. For online meetings, only registered speakers will be allowed into the session for the duration of their comments.
The Board of Education will not permit, in public session, comments involving individual district personnel or students.
The President of the Board of Education shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and shall rule on such matters as the time allowed for public discussion and the appropriateness of the subject being presented. The President of the Board of Education shall have the right to discontinue any presentation that violates this policy.