The Board’s function is decision making. It wants to hear the sentiments of the public to assist in making those decisions, but time spent answering routine questions or criticisms is taken from more important business. If a resident has a question about the operation of the schools, he/she is encouraged to contact the teacher or administrator closest to the situation. Experience has shown that this is the best procedure. The questioner gets the response he/she wants directly; the Board is freed to consider other matters.
However, it is the policy of the Board to hold itself readily available to residents and employees of the district for the hearing of reports and petitions and where necessary, for appeal from administrative determinations and interpretations. If after consultation with the Superintendent, any resident or employee wishes to address the Board, he/she is welcome to do so in a regular, or, if proper notice is given, in a special meeting.
In entertaining a request or complaint from residents or employees, the Board does not obligate itself to act upon such request or complaint unless it is submitted in writing. The Board further reserves the right to defer its reply or action until it has had reasonable time to give full consideration to the matter. These restrictions are intended not to impede communication with the Board, but to enable the Board to have all the facts upon which its decisions must be based.
UNLESS THE MEETING IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED AS A PUBLIC HEARING, A BOARD MEETING IS NOT A PUBLIC MEETING. IT IS A MEETING OF THE BOARD IN PUBLIC.
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