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Public Comment Rules & Guidelines

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The Board of Education welcomes input from the residents of Weber School District, students, parents/guardians, and current employees. The Board of Education shall allow time for public comment at the beginning of regularly scheduled Board business meetings (“Public Comment Period”) after recognition and awards of employees.  The Board desires to conduct its meetings in an orderly and efficient manner. Consequently, the Board adopts the following Public Comment Period Rules for its regularly scheduled board meetings:

  1. Those wishing to address the Board must sign up prior to the start of the Board Meeting either online as directed on the District website or on the sign-up sheet provided at the District Office. 
  2. Sign-up is handled on a first-come basis, with preference for those who sign up online. If additional time is available after online sign ups close, the Board will have a sign-up sheet available at the entrance to the Board room, for patrons to sign up for public comment. The sign-up sheet will be available until five (5) minutes prior to the start of the Board meeting.
  3. Patrons may sign up for only one Board Meeting at a time and may not sign up for a Board Meeting until the previous Board Meeting has concluded and the online sign-up process for the next Board Meeting has been enabled. 
  4. Patrons who sign up using the District website must do so no less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of the Meeting. Patrons shall list:
    1. their name,
    2. the schools their children attend,
    3. their city of residence, 
    4. the topic they wish to address, 
    5. and whether they are representing themselves or a group.
  5. Speakers will be given up to three minutes to address the Board. The District may time speakers either publicly or privately to ensure compliance with this provision. The public should be aware that the Board is unable, by law, to take action on items not on the agenda.
  6. A maximum of eight (8) speakers will be given an opportunity to present to the board. 
  7. Patron comment time is limited to residents of Weber School District, students, parents/guardians of current students, and current employees of the District. All others may address the Board with prior approval of the Board President.
  8. The Board President will take public comment in the order patrons signed up, by topic, or according to some other order as determined by the President.
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