How to Speak at Meetings

  • How to Speak at Meetings

    The Moore Board of Education endorses the concept that community participation in the affairs of the school is essential to maintain mutual confidence and a high quality of education for all students. The Board will make every effort to identify the desires of the community and to be responsive to those desires.

    The public is encouraged to attend the meetings of the Board of Education. With the exception of executive sessions, all regular, special and emergency meetings of the Board are open to the public. To provide an opportunity for community involvement, 30 minutes is set-aside at each regular meeting for the public to speak. Individuals who would like to speak during this part of the meeting must complete a form entitled, Community Involvement-Request to Speak, and submit it to the Clerk of the Board prior to 5:45 p.m. on the evening of the regular meeting. The form is available from the clerk during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or click here to print the Community Involvement-Request to Speak Form.  Community Involvement is not available at Special Meetings of the Board of Education.

    According to Board Policy #1070 “The persons who address the Board during the public speaking portion of the regular Board meetings must adhere to the following guidelines:

    1. Not use the public speaking portions of Board meetings to make slanderous, abusive and personal statements against any individual. The president of the Board may rule any speaker out of order who makes such statements;
    2. Not speak regarding litigation pending against the district or employee/s of the district.
    3. Not be an announced candidate for public office.”