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September 19, 2023, Work Session
Board Policy 0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings
Meeting Date(s)
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, accountability, and efficiency of the Board meetings.

  • This policy is being revised to clarify the procedures regarding public participation at board meetings.

  • Particular areas of revision include the following: splitting public comments based upon whether they are agenda specific comments or non-agenda comments. Agenda related public comments will take place at the beginning of the meeting as normal, while non-agenda comments will be taken at the end of the meeting and will be taken off the live broadcast but will be recorded and posted to the internet with the link for the replay of the meeting.


Board Policy 0169.1 is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

  • Work Session – 9/19/23
  • Rule Development Workshop – 10/10/23 (public hearing)
  • School Board Meeting Information – 10/10/23
  • School Board Meeting Approval – 10/24/23

Effective Date – upon approval

Authority for Action
§§ 286.011; 286.0114 Fla. Stat.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 09/13/2023
Paul Gibbs, General Counsel x11438
0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings w Coversheets for upload.pdf
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