BCBI: Public Participation at Board Meetings

Open Forum

The open forum will be available to patrons and school district employees only. Rules for the public forum will be available from the clerk prior to the board meeting. A form must be completed prior to the meeting (See Open Forum Information and Form: Intent to Address the Board).

Presentations are limited to three minutes each. The board will have two additional minutes to ask clarifying questions. The board president may ask groups with the same interest to appoint a spokesperson to deliver the group's message. Presenters may be asked to clarify if they are representing a group or if they are representing a commercial interest. Except to ask clarifying questions, board members shall not interact with speakers at Open Forum.

Patron-Requested Agenda Items

Any patron may request addition of a specific agenda item and shall notify the superintendent seven days prior to the meeting and state the reason(s) for the request (See Form: Request to be Placed on the Agenda). The superintendent shall determine whether the request can be solved by staff without the patron's appearance before the board. If not, the superintendent shall consult with the board president, and the patron's request may be placed on the next regular board meeting agenda.

Handling Complaints

The superintendent may refer complaints to the board only if a satisfactory adjustment cannot be made by a principal, the superintendent, or other appropriate staff members.

Approved: November 21, 2022