Addressing the Board
The public is encouraged to participate in open communication with the SBISD Board of Trustees. Board meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month with the exception of July. Unless otherwise noted, Board Meetings are held on at the Wayne F. Schaper, Sr. Leadership Center in the Boardroom.
At regular meetings, the Board sets aside a specific time entitled "Citizens Participation" to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board concerning either agenda or non-agenda items. At board workshops and retreats, the Board sets aside a specific time to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board concerning agenda items. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up as they arrive, indicating the topic about which they wish to speak, and shall submit a Citizen's Participation form (found at the sign in table) to the presiding officer before the meeting begins.
No presentation shall exceed four minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board. If public presentations on agenda and non-agenda items will take longer than 20 minutes, the non-agenda comments shall be moved to the end of the regular Board meeting.
Since individual rights are protected by various laws and Board policies, complaints regarding employees or students shall not be heard during this portion of the meeting.
The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:
Employee complaints: DGBA
Student or parent complaints: FNG
Public complaints: GF