Participate in a Board of Education Meeting - Public Comment
Your opinion and feedback are important to the Board of Education. The community is invited to attend board meetings and speak publicly about district policy.
Those wishing to speak to the Board may do so at regular business meetings and special public comment sessions. Public Comment sign up is available online at 10:00 a.m. the Friday prior to the regular Thursday meeting and until 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. The form is available on the agenda for public comment on BoardDocs.
Sign up is also available by calling 720-423-3210 for those without access to the internet.
To manage the Board's and the public's time in the most effective manner and to include as many community voices as possible, there is a three-minute time limit for individual speakers. If four or more individuals sign up as a group on the same topic they are allotted 10 minutes to arrange their time in any respectful way the collective individuals decide. It is best to plan your presentation in advance, have copies of any written materials to distribute to the Board, and make your presentation as clear and concise as possible.
Individuals may sign up only once (as speaker or group member) to address the Board and no substitutions are allowed. The Board asks that remarks address new thoughts or concepts. Remember, it is not the number of people who address the Board that leads to better decision-making, rather the content of your presentation.
Since the Board is the policy-making body of the school district, it is most appropriate to address the direction of policy with the Board. Individual concerns are best resolved closest to the situation. Parents are encouraged to contact their local school or central department to handle a specific problem.
Board Meeting Parking
If you are planning on attending a Board meeting please be aware Denver Public Schools does not provide parking, but there are meters and pay lots within a few blocks of the Emily Griffith Campus. All DPS lots are designated for permit only and those parking without a permit are subject to ticketing.