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Participating in Board Meetings

Public Comments for Board Meetings (current practice)

Public Participation is Encouraged

The Board invites community members to attend meetings and share their ideas and opinions. Regular School Board meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the district office board room unless otherwise specified. All Board meetings, except executive sessions, are open to the public.

Discussion in Advance is Helpful

When a person wishes to bring a matter to the attention of the Board, it is recommended but not required that the matter first be discussed with the district superintendent. Prior discussion provides time for the superintendent to gather relevant information in order that the Board may give the matter adequate consideration. Members of the public may ask the superintendent to place an item of concern on the Board meeting agenda. The request should be made in writing to the superintendent at least seven working days before the scheduled meeting.

Presenting Petitions

Petitions may be accepted at any Board meeting. No action will be taken in response to a petition before the next regular meeting. Petitions will be referred to the superintendent for consideration and recommendation.

Criticism of Staff Members and District Representatives 

Speakers may offer objective criticism of district operations and programs, but the Board will not hear complaints concerning individual district personnel or district representatives. The chairperson will direct the visitor to appropriate means for Board consideration and disposal of legitimate complaints involving individuals.

Meeting Agendas

A copy of the meeting agenda is available at each Board meeting. Advance copies are on the board minutes and agendas page, or may be requested by contacting the Superintendent’s Office via phone at 541-967-4511 or chris.green@albany.k12.or.us.