Guidelines for Public Comment

  • Following the posting of the Board meeting agenda, persons who wish to participate in either portion of the meeting 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 no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. The total time for public comment shall not exceed one hour and speakers will be allowed on a time-available, priority basis; preference shall be given to those citizens who have not appeared before the Board within 30 days and citizens addressing items on the meeting agenda. No presentation shall exceed three minutes and time allotments for any one item shall not exceed 30 minutes. However, additional speakers on the same subject shall be allowed when all presentations have not exceeded the allotted one hour for public comment. Persons may not relinquish their time to another speaker and delegations of five or more persons and representatives of groups or organizations shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board with the time not to exceed five minutes. Board Policy BED (LOCAL)