SPEAKING AT A BOARD MEETING
Texas law does not
require Boards of Education to hold a public forum; however, DSISD
Trustees have chosen to provide that opportunity to the public. At a
regular board meeting, any persons wanting to speak during a public
forum will need to sign in.
The Board will allot no more than 45 minutes to hear persons speak.
Persons will be heard on a first-come, first-served basis and will not
be permitted to relinquish time to another person.
Delegations of more
than five persons must appoint one person to present their views before
the board. The amount of time allowable ranges between three and five
minutes. No presentations may exceed five minutes. Refer to BED (local)
policy located with the sign up sheet.
Complaints and concerns for which
other resolution channels are provided will be directed through those
channels. The presiding officer or designee will determine whether a
person who wishes to address the Board has attempted to solve the matter
administratively. If not, the person will be directed to the
appropriate policy BED (local) to seek resolution before bringing the
matter to the board at a subsequent meeting.
Policy BED (Local)