Guidelines for Public Comment

    1. Following the posting of the Board meeting agenda, anyone wishing to address the Board shall sign up by contacting the Board of Education office by telephone at 817.814.1920 until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting or by signing up with the presiding officer or designee at the Board meeting before the gavel falls to commence the meeting.
    2. Participants must specify the agenda item(s) or topic(s) of their comment(s).
    3. No presentation shall exceed three minutes, unless the speaker receives prior approval for additional time because of the use of a translator.  When necessary for effective meeting management or to accommodate large numbers of individuals wishing to address the Board, the presiding officer may make adjustments to public comment procedures.
    4. Participants who require the assistance of a translator are permitted double the allotted time of participants who do not require the assistance of a translator.
    5. Participants may not relinquish their time to another speaker.
    6. For complete guidelines on Pubic Comment and/or participation, see Board Policy BED (LOCAL)