The board president conducts the meeting and may change the order of the agenda if needed. The president may call upon the superintendent or other staff members for reports and information. There is a designated time toward the beginning of the board meeting for public comment. Those wishing to address the board must sign up on the sheet provided at the beginning of the meeting. Individuals may address the board on agenda items as well as non-agenda items. Speakers will be recognized by the board president at the time they are to speak.

Each speaker has a maximum of three minutes and may not transfer that time to another speaker. No more than 30 minutes is allowed for a single subject except with the unanimous consent of the board. The board president may interrupt or terminate an individual’s statement when it is too lengthy, personally directed, irrelevant or abusive. The board as a whole has the final decision on such matters.

Complaints concerning district employees or other individuals may not be addressed orally at the meeting. Such complaints must be signed and presented to the board in writing. Executive sessions may then be granted for a hearing. Questions or concerns about instructional practices or materials should be directed to the superintendent for appropriate referral.

For more information, contact Ruth Rasmussen at 360-676-6501.