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November 16, 2021 Organization of the Board/Regular School Board Meeting
Board Policy 0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings
Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 11/16/2021
Information - 11/16/2021
Public Hearing - 12/14/2021
Consent Type

The purpose of the proposed revisions to the policy is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, Florida State Board of Education Rules, Board policies, administrative rules, procedures, and guidelines. In addition, the proposed revisions promote transparency and accountability.

• This policy is being revised to clarify the procedures regarding public participation at Board Meetings and to make Board Meetings more efficient, in compliance with applicable Florida law.

• Particular areas of revision include the following:  A graduated scale of public comment time dependent on the number of individuals to speak to the Board; separating public comments regarding agenda items and non-agenda items; and public created signs in the Board room.

• These proposed revisions encompass the suggested language from NEOLA as well as include additional language by the Board.


Board Policy 0169.1 Public Participation at Boad Meetings will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

Work Session - October 19, 2021

Rule Development Workshop - November 16, 2021

School Board Meeting (Information) -  November 16, 2021

School Board Meeting (Approval) - December 14, 2021

Effective Date: Upon Approval

Authority for Action
286.011, Fla. Stat.; 286.0114, Fla. Stat.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 09/10/2021
Paul Gibbs, General Counsel x11438
0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings - Updated Agenda Package 2nd Rev 11.2.21.pdf
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