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Addressing the Board
Individuals or groups requesting time on the agenda for a Board meeting are recognized at the beginning of each meeting. Individuals wishing to request time on the agenda must submit written notification to the Superintendent by noon on the Monday before the Board meeting. The request needs to state the matter to be addressed. If the request is from a delegation or organization, comments before the Board are made by a spokesperson for the group. Persons making written requests for time on the agenda are given five minutes for their presentations. Also, citizens who have not requested prior approval in writing may address the Board by signing a request to speak sheet no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time. In this case, speakers may address the Board for up to three minutes. Additionally, citizens may offer comments on the subject of the Board motion prior to any vote taken by the Board.

Visitors are recognized at the beginning of each meeting. Board Members have the privilege of having persons in the audience recognized. At the discretion of the Board President, persons who have not requested time on the agenda are recognized at the end of the meeting, after all other agenda items.

Other Meeting Guidelines
At the discretion of the Superintendent, staff reports may be included as regular items on the agenda.

The Board strives to end all meetings no later than 10:00 p.m., by limiting action to only those items that have been included on the agenda.

In order to conduct orderly meetings in which participants can adequately hear Board proceedings, discussions among individuals in the audience are not permitted.

Smoking is not permitted in any school board facility.

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