PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
According to State Board Policy B12, any citizen or spokesperson for a group of citizens may request an appearance before the State Board of Education at any regular meeting or work session of the Board except when the Board declares itself to be in executive session, and may address the Board provided a request for such address has been made to the Commissioner of Education, or Board members in writing at least three days in advance of the meeting in order to permit such appearance to be placed on the published agenda. Such appearance, if granted by the Board President, will be limited to ten minutes.
In addition, the published agenda of every regular meeting of the State Board shall contain an item identified as Public Comment Period. This period may be available to any person who wishes to address the State Board on any subject within its authority.
Each individual speaking to the Board will be required to complete a "Sign-in" card to identify him or herself. Persons speaking to the Board during Public Comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media. Each person may address the Board for up to five minutes.
The Board President may designate agenda items where public comment may be taken on that agenda item. Fifteen minutes may be allowed for such comment on each designated item.
The Board President may also choose to allow public comment at any time during a meeting. A majority of members present and voting may also choose to allow, terminate, or reduce the time for public comment at any time.