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Board Guidelines For Public Comment

The School Board considers public opinion when making future decisions. The Board receives citizen input with respect and expects those who address the Board to observe the same courtesy. If an individual’s statement is unrelated to the business of the school district or inappropriate for K-12 students, the Board may interrupt, warn or terminate a speaker’s remarks.

Citizens who have signed up for Public Comment will have the opportunity to have their concerns heard by the Board. Since the Board is the policy-making body of the school district, it is most appropriate to address the direction of policy with the Board. Individual concerns are best resolved closest to the situation. Parents are encouraged to contact their local school or central department to handle a specific problem. In lieu of public comment involving complaints of a particular person, the Board encourages these concerns to be directed to the superintendent and that discussion of personnel matters not be conducted in public session.  

The following persons are eligible to address the Board:

  • residents of the district

  • parents of students enrolled in district schools
    members of the staff

  • individuals who have been requested by the superintendent or Board to present a given subject

  • nonresidents of the district who have previously requested and received the permission of the superintendent or Board

Those wishing to speak to the Board may do so at regular business meetings and occasional single topic special meetings. Public Comment sign up is available online. The online form opens at 7 a.m. Sunday or five days prior to the meeting when public comment is scheduled; and closes at 1 p.m. Wednesday or the day prior to the meeting. The sign-up link at the sign-up button below.

Public comment is available in two sections during a regular Board of Education meeting for up to one hour each section. Public Comment will be heard during the first part of the meeting (Public Comment Part One). Overflow for Public Comment will be heard in the second section of public comment (Public Comment Part Two) in the meeting. 

Any eligible individual who has completed the requested information on the public comment form may address the Board. Individual speakers will have three-minutes to address the Board. Groups (four or more) will have 10 minutes to address the Board. All group members who are signed up for a group must be present.

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need accommodations in connection with a Board of Education meeting, please notify the Board office at 303-982-6801, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that necessary arrangements can be made.

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