Public Comment Announcement
Individuals may address the Board of Education on agenda items on both the closed session and regular session agenda at the time they are under consideration by completing the form provided on the table at the entrance to this hall and submitting the form to the executive assistant.
Public comment cannot be acted upon or discussed by the Board unless placed on an agenda at a subsequent meeting, in accordance with the law (Brown Act). The Board may request staff to respond orally at the meeting or in writing at a future time.
Public comments are limited to three minutes per individual. Speakers will be chosen in random order. Each person may only speak once per agenda topic, and is required to address the Board from the podium.
The meeting is recorded, video taped, and /or telecast on local Education Channel 30.
Request To Place An Item On The Agenda
Members of the public may request that items be placed on the agenda of any regular Board of Education meeting. The request must be in writing and be submitted to the Superintendent or designee with supporting documents and information, if any, at least one week before the scheduled meeting date. Items submitted less than a week before the scheduled meeting day may be postponed to a later meeting in order to allow sufficient time for consideration and research of the issue.
The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether the request is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. Items not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board may not be placed on the agenda. In addition, the Board president and Superintendent will determine if the item is merely a request for information or whether the issue is covered by an existing policy or administrative regulation before placing the item on the agenda.
The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether an agenda item is appropriate for discussion in open session or closed session, and whether the item should be an action item, informational item or consent item.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Assistance will be provided to those requiring accommodations for disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Interested persons must request accommodations at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at 415-897-4211.