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BCBI Public Participation at Board Meetings (See BCAE and KN) BCBI

Open Forum

The president or presiding officer may ask patrons attending if they would like to speak during the open forum.  Rules for the public forum will be  available from the clerk prior to the board meeting and at the meeting itself.  The board president may impose a limit on the time a visitor may address the board.  The board president may ask groups with the same interest to appoint a spokesperson to deliver the group’s message.  Except to ask clarifying questions, board members shall not interact with speakers at the 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.  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:  KASB Recommendation – 1/01; 4/07

Sample Only:  Decide on local time limits, retype and file with the clerk after board approval.


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