Katy ISD Open Forum
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 must sign up at least 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Sign-in sheets are available in the lobby of the Education Support Complex from 5:45 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. Patrons who do not provide their first and last name will not be allowed to speak.
A total of 30 minutes is allotted for open forum, with the time divided evenly among speakers. The maximum time allowed for any speaker is 3 minutes. Only the first 20 speakers who sign up will be allowed to speak.
Delegations of more than 5 persons are encouraged to appoint 1 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 and 10 copies of the material should be provided to the Secretary for Board Services or the Chief Communications Officer.
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 presented during the public forum unless the item has already been posted for action on the meeting agenda.
Speakers must 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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