213 Public Participation in Board Meetings

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

 The board welcomes visitors to board meetings, and invites citizen input at board meetings.

Citizens who have a place on the agenda may address the board on the issue of their concern during the discussion of that issue.  The presiding officer will recognize these individuals to make their comments when the item of their concern is addressed during the meeting.

Citizens who do not have a place on the agenda may address the board on the issue of their concern during the "Citizens' Presentations" part of a regular board meeting.  The presiding officer will recognize these individuals to make their comments at the appropriate time.  Speakers are asked to keep their remarks brief, and no more than five minutes in length.

The orderly process of the board meeting shall not be interfered with or disrupted.  Board members may ask questions of the speakers after receiving permission from the chair.  Only those speakers recognized by the chair during the Citizens' Presentations and for agenda items shall be allowed to speak.  Comments by others are out of order, and the individual making the comments or an individual causing disruption may be asked to leave the board meeting.

Individuals who have a complaint about school district personnel may bring their complaint to the board only after they have followed the procedure outlined in Policy 213R1- General Complaints by Citizens.

  

Legal Reference:        Iowa Code §§ 21, 279.8  (1987).