Teton School District No. 401

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 4105F

REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

NOTICE

DUE TO THEIR SENSITIVE NATURE, COMMENTS OR COMPLAINTS
ABOUT PERSONNEL OR INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE
HEARD IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. ADDITIONALLY, OTHER TOPICS
YOU WISH TO ADDRESS MAY ONLY BE APPROPRIATE FOR
EXECUTIVE SESSION. IN SUCH INSTANCES, THE BOARD WILL
DETERMINE IF YOUR COMMENTS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR OPEN
OR EXECUTIVE SESSION AND WILL NOTIFY YOU ACCORDINGLY.
A PERSON WHO DISRUPTS THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS OR
WHOSE PRESENCE IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE MORALS, HEALTH,
SAFETY, ACADEMIC LEARNING, OR DISCIPLINE OF THE PUPILS
OR WHO LOITERS IN SCHOOLS OR ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, IS
GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR.

Any complaint about the District, including instruction, discipline, District personnel policy,
procedure or curriculum, should be referred through proper administrative channels before it is
presented to the board. All complaints should be resolved through proper channels in the
following order:

1. Teacher or Staff
2. Principal or Supervisor
3. Director or Administrator
4. Superintendent
5. Board of Trustees

If these channels have been exhausted, this form should be filled out and handed to the Board
Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting.

The Board of Trustees follows a written agenda, a copy of which is available to assist you in
participating in the meeting.

If you have indicated on this form your desire to speak, at the appropriate time, the Chair will
announce your name.

You will have the floor a maximum of 5 minutes.

The Board of Trustees encourages input from the public. If you want the Board to receive more
information than time permits, please reduce your concerns to written form and send them to the
Board Clerk. Written Comments must include name, address, and telephone number.

All individuals appearing before the Board are expected to follow these guidelines:

1. Address the Board only at the appropriate time as indicated on the agenda and when
recognized by the Board Chair.
2. Identify oneself and be brief. Comments shall be limited to 5 minutes. In unusual
circumstances, and when an individual has made a request in advance to speak for a
longer period of time, the individual may be allowed to speak for more than 5
minutes.
3. The Board Chair may shorten or lengthen an individual’s opportunity to speak. The
Chair may also deny an individual the opportunity if the individual has previously
addressed the Board on the same subject within the past two months.
4. The Board Chair shall have the authority to determine procedural matters regarding
public participation not otherwise defined in Board policy.

TSD Policy 4105F-2
(ISBA 10/15 UPDATE)

REQUEST TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD

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