Board of Education - Guidelines

Meeting Guidelines

All Board meetings are open to the public and public participation is encouraged. We welcome your comments and questions during the time set aside in the meeting for public comment.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when you address the Board:
    --Keep your comments brief and to the point.

    --Do not reflect adversely on the political or economic view, ethnic background, character, or motives of any individual.

    --If you have a specific complaint about an employee, and you have attempted to resolve the problem with the person, his/her supervisor, and/or the Superintendent, simply state that you would like to discuss a personnel matter with the Board.

Executive Sessions

While all meetings are open to the public, the Board may call an Executive Session, or closed-door session, during a meeting. These meetings are for discussion only. All Board action will be taken in public session.

Reasons for an Executive Session include:
    --Personnel matters

    --Property purchases

    --Pending legal action

    --Employee negotiations

    --Security matters

The Agenda

The agenda is prepared by the Superintendent with input from the Treasurer and the President of the Board of Education.

Board members receive the agenda and supporting materials several days in advance of a board meeting. If it appears that quick action is taken on an item, it may be because the topic has been studied for several weeks or questions were answered in advance of the meeting.

All efforts will be made to post the agenda to this location no later than the Friday before the Monday board meeting. Please refer to the Board Meeting Calendar for a list of board meeting dates for the current year.

Order of Business

The general format of a Board meeting is as follows:

1. Call to Order

2. Community/Board Dialogue

3. Approval of Minutes of prior meetings

4. Treasurer's reports and business

5. Superintendent's business and recommendations

6. Reports

7. Old Business

8. New Business

9. Adjournment