Audience Participation During Board Meetings


    The USD 497 Board of Education appreciates patrons taking time to talk to the board about its policies and procedures. The board sets aside Audience Participation time during every meeting to hear from the public.


    This is the public's time to share opinions, but the board asks that patrons please avoid making comments of a personal nature about any district employee or student, including the use of personal names. The board also requests that patrons remain civil when speaking and/or listening.


    Individuals who want to share comments with the board may email by 6 p.m. on the day of a board meeting to sign up to participate in person or via Webex video/phone conferencing. 


    If several patrons have the same comments to make, the board asks that they appoint one individual to state the group's collective comments.


    The board also asks that patrons limit comments to three minutes.

    The board thanks patrons for sharing their thoughts about district policies and procedures with the bo