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Comment on specific agenda items will occur near the start of the meeting. Speakers will be granted three (3) minutes to address a single agenda item, or a total of five (5) minutes to address two or more agenda items. When 10 or more speakers wish to speak to the same agenda item, speaking time will be reduced to two (2) minutes per speaker. Speakers for specific agenda items must sign up to speak at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
For board meetings that begin at 3:00 p.m., public comment will occur at approximately 5 p.m. or at the conclusion of the meeting. Speakers for public comment will be granted three (3) minutes to address the School Board. When 10 or more speakers wish to speak to the same topic, speaking time will be reduced to two (2) minutes per speaker. Speakers for public comment must sign up or check in with the Communications staff by 4:45 p.m.
The guidelines above will be in effect for most School Board meetings. However, the Board chair may, on occasion, seek consensus among Board members to revise or suspend the guidelines as circumstances (such as a Board meeting scheduled at an unusual time) warrant.