|Public Participation in Board Meetings |
Board Policy BDDH specifically addresses how the public can participate at a board meeting. Often times public comments to the board relate to specific students or staff members. According to Missouri statute, comments about students or personnel cannot be made in an open session; this makes resolution of concerns very difficult. As such, the board encourages patrons to resolve issues by directly communicating with teachers, administrators, and/or other staff. If resolution is still not possible, Board Policy BDDH defines the process and procedures the board will follow to consider an item for placement on the board meeting agenda. Attached is the form patrons should complete as a part of this process.