Audience Comments

  • The Sumner-Bonney Lake School Board recognizes the value of public comment on education issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings, both in person and virtually.

    Effective March 17, 2020 the SBLSD Board of Directors will be accepting Audience Comments in an online format for School Board meetings.  We welcome public participation in person.  However, during this time encourage public comment to be made through this online submission process.

    Comments from the public are taken under Board advisement and may or may not receive action at a future meeting.  Topics including charges or complaints against employees, employment or dismissal of personnel, acquisition of real estate, lawyer-client relationships, and parameters for negotiations should not be discussed in audience comments. Other information, questions or problems can usually be addressed by District staff.  The School Board will not respond directly to individuals submitting comments but will take them under advisement. Submissions should be courteous and professional. Please refrain from using profanity, vulgar language or defamatory comments. All comments submitted to the Board will be published in the School Board meeting minutes.

     

    PROCESS & GUIDELINES

    Online: 

    • The School Board will review all comments submitted by 5 p.m. on the date of the scheduled School Board meeting. 
    • The School Board will not respond to submitted comments but will take them under advisement.
    • Using the online submission form, please include your name and address.

    In-person: 

    • The audience comment period will end when all speakers who’ve signed up to speak have been heard. 
    • In order to maintain respect for all points of view, the School Board requests no clapping, booing or any other form of support or nonsupport be used.
    • The School Board will not respond to comments but will take them under advisement.  
    • Speakers should be courteous and professional. Please refrain from using profanity, vulgar language or defamatory comments. Failure to do so may result in the Board President interrupting or ending the comment.
    • Speakers who have signed up will be heard. 
    • When your name is called, please come up to the podium and state your name and address.
    • Please address comments to the School Board as a whole.
    • Individuals have 3 minutes to speak.
    • The Board Secretary will signal speakers when 1 minute remains.