Board Meeting Participation

Any Mehlville School District resident who would like to address the Board on a matter that affects the District has the opportunity to speak during the “Open Comments” periods at school board meetings.

The first comment period is at the beginning of the meeting and is limited to issues that are on that night's school board meeting agenda.  The second comment period is near the end of the meeting and can focus on any district issue or concern. During each public comment session, the board is not able to respond to those comments.  Separate Open Dialogue sessions have been set up for the 2016-2017 school year to let the board talk with district residents and address any concerns or issues.

Residents who wish to speak at board meetings are requested to sign the “Open Comments” sheet that is provided, giving their address and topic of the comments to be made. Three minutes will be allotted per person. When a group wishes to address the Board, the group must pick a spokesperson, and that individual will have five minutes to speak for the entire group. Time limits will be strictly enforced.

The Board is accountable to the state for protecting the legal rights of the schools, employees, students, parents and others. Discussion of individuals or specific situations will not be allowed. Such discussions must take place in the proper venue. The Board will strictly enforce these rules, and speakers will be interrupted if they wander into subject matter that might violate Board rules and policy.


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