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Policy BEF- Board Meeting Participation Procedures (PDF)

Issue Date 3/19/2014


The Board of Education may at the sole discretion of the Board Chairperson provide an opportunity for citizens to give input at each regularly scheduled board meeting. Such input must address specific items listed on the agenda or other school district business. The opportunity is also extended at special board meetings when deemed appropriate by the Board Chairperson.  Patrons who wish to speak may call (435) 623-1940 or sign up at the District Office 346 East 600 North in Nephi between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Patrons may also e-mail their request to speak to the Board to the District administrative assistant, currently This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Patrons with special complaints or grievances should address their concerns through the guidelines outlined in Policy GB.

The following guidelines will apply:

  1. Signups to speak will be honored on a first come first serve basis.
  2. The Board Chairperson may set time limits as well as the number of presentations. Individuals representing themselves should plan on a 3-minute presentation.Speakers representing a group may speak up to a maximum of 5 minutes.  Time limits may be altered at the sole discretion of the Board Chairperson.
  3. Presentations should be limited to issues pertaining to education and/or the operation of the Juab School District. 
  4. The Board Chairperson has the discretion to respond to the comments or to allow the Board or District staff to respond to the comments The Board may not take any action on a public comment unless the comment pertains to an issue that is on the meeting agenda and was duly noticed.
  5. The Board will not discuss specific employee appointments or employee actions during the public participation time.Likewise, the Board will not discuss specific student issues.  These issues are protected privacy rights. Questions about specific district personnel or students should be directed through the Superintendent of Schools.

Employees who wish to speak on issues related to their responsibilities should follow the established process of communication before approaching the Board.  If that process has been followed and/or an employee wishes to address the board on issues other than those pertaining to their job responsibilities, he/she should follow the process outlined in number 1-5 above.