December 15, 2016 Public Comment Session

The Board of Education encourages the involvement of community members in the public school system. One means for members of the public to assist the Board is by providing public comment to the Board on issues affecting the school system, especially issues directly affecting student achievement, budget policy, and those matters currently under consideration by the Board.

To provide a speaking opportunity for community members who are subject of the action to be taken by the Board in December, the Board will organize the December 15 public comment session as follows:

  • For each broad topic of public comments, a maximum of two hours will be allotted.
  • If the number of requests for speaking time for a topic is greater than the two-hour maximum, then time will be allotted based on the following:

o    Direct impact to speaker of a Board decision this month

o    Order of contact to Board of Education office to request speaking time (i.e., first come, first served)

In December, the Board of Education approves charter school renewals.

Based on the above description, here is how public comment on December 15 will be organized for charter school renewal applicants:

  1. A maximum of 6 minutes will be provided for each school proposal’s supporting comments. This means a maximum of two speakers with three minutes each will be allowed for each applicant, or each applicant may organize a group to speak for a total of 6 minutes.
  2. If time allows within the two-hour maximum, after each school’s supporting comments, then other community members may speak on the topic of charter renewal applicants until the two-hour time limit is reached.

Other broad topics will be held to a two-hour maximum based on a first come, first served basis.

In order to address the Board, community members must sign up to speak. Please call the Board Office at 720-423-3210 by 5:00 p.m. the day before the public comment session. A list of speakers will be posted on BoardDocs the day of the public comment session.