Addressing the Board
Your turn to speak ...
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees invites community members to address the Board during the Open Forum portion of each work study meeting. Public audiences are subject to the following guidelines:
Speakers shall sign up at least 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Sign-in cards are available in the lobby of the Education Support Complex from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. prior to each work study meeting.
Persons who wish to participate in the Open Forum portion of the meeting shall provide their first and last name and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak. Those patrons who do not provide their first and last names will not be allowed to speak.
Thirty minutes is allotted for Open Forum, with the time divided evenly among speakers. The maximum time allowed for any one speaker is three minutes. Only the first twenty speakers who sign up will be allowed to speak. Delegations of more than five persons are encouraged to appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
If speakers wish to share written material with the Board, it should be of a non-confidential nature. Ten copies of handouts should be provided to the Secretary for Board Services or Chief Officer for Communications, Government Relations and Administrative Support. Written material will be given to the Board after the meeting.
The use of audiovisual equipment, posters or displays during a presentation is not allowed.
The Board does not respond directly to comments nor answer questions asked by speakers. Texas law does not allow the Board to discuss or take action on any issue that has not been posted on the meeting agenda.
Speakers shall limit comments to issues that can be presented in a public forum. Complaints about student discipline, specific student issues or personnel must be addressed through appropriate administrative channels. Employees or members of the public are reminded that they must follow and exhaust all administrative remedies prior to presenting complaints about a student matter or district personnel to the Board. 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.
The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience and may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have a disruptive person removed from the meeting.
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