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 "Public Comment" 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 Public Comment form (found at the sign in table) to the presiding officer before the meeting begins.

Public Comments

The length of public comment shall be at the discretion of the Board President, not to exceed four minutes. 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 Board 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