to the Niles City School District Board Policy (0169.1), the Niles City Board
of Education recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on
educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to
express themselves on school matters of community interest.The
presiding officer shall be guided by the following rules:
a. Public participation shall be permitted as indicated on the order of business, before the Board takes official action on any issue of substance, and/or at the discretion of the presiding officer.
b. Anyone having a legitimate interest in the actions of the Board may participate during the public portion of a meeting.
c. Attendees must register their intention to participate in the public portion of the meeting upon their arrival at the meeting.
d. Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be requested to preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate.
e. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three (3) minutes duration, unless extended by the presiding officer. Public participation shall be limited to fifteen (15) minutes total per board meeting.
f. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.
g. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually.