Individuals wishing to share information with the Board at a public meeting need to complete a Public Comment Form prior to the start of the meeting, on the night of the meeting.
Public comments related to a meeting will be accepted in person and virtually, in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and Local District Policy, BED(LOCAL). Members of the public wishing to address the Board during the public comment portion of a meeting shall be limited to five minutes
Individuals wishing to speak remotely, must complete an online Public Comment Form for virtual participation prior to 4:00 pm on the meeting date.
Please note: Comments will not be read into the record. Those participating virtually will be admitted to the meeting at the designated time to speak via Zoom. In-person participants must sign in and complete a "Public Comment Participation Form" and present it to the Board President or designee by 5:50 p.m. on the meeting date. If a completed form for public comment is not received by the applicable deadline posted, the individual will not be able to participate in public comment at the particular meeting.
Once complete, submit the form to the Board President or designee ten minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
NOTE: In accordance with the Open Meetings Act and Local District Policy, BED (LOCAL), members of the public wishing to address the Board during the public comment portion of a special meeting shall be limited to items on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.
For all meetings, Board members will hear citizens’ comments and not enter into discussion with the citizen speaker or audience during the meeting. Where a citizen speaker is speaking on matters or items not on the agenda, the Board may respond only by: making a statement of factual information and stating existing policy.