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2.13.P.1 School Board Meetings

The Board invites the viewpoints of citizens throughout the District and considers the responsible presentation of these viewpoints vital to the efficient operation of the District. The Board also recognizes its responsibility for the proper governance of the schools and therefore the need to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner. The Board therefore establishes the following procedures to receive input from citizens of the District:

During regular meetings, district residents, staff members, parents, and students may address the Board during the session’s order of business. The public may also address the Board during the “Audience with Individuals” segment held near the beginning of the agenda. 

All persons wishing to address the Board must complete a Request to Address the Governing Board form and submit to the Board Clerk, Superintendent or Governing Board secretary between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. on the evening of the meeting. The public may address the Board on both agenda and non-agenda items.

Patrons who have filled out and submitted the form may make a three-minute presentation to the Board. In accordance with A.R.S. 38-431.02H, the Governing Board cannot discuss issues or answer questions at the meeting on items which do not appear on the agenda (except personal criticism).

The Board President shall be responsible for recognizing speakers, maintaining proper order, and adhering to the time limit.  Questions requiring investigation shall be referred to the Superintendent for later report to the Board.  Questions or comments on matters that are currently under legal review will not receive a response.

Personal attacks upon Board members, staff personnel, or other persons in attendance or absent by individuals who address the Board are discouraged.

The Superintendent shall ensure that a copy of this procedure is posted at the entrance to the Board meeting room, and that an adequate supply of forms is available.