School Board Meeting Public Comment Rules 1. Each comment will be limited to the time period established by the Chair. 2. Comments should be directed to the Chair or the Board as a whole and not to individual Board members. Speakers may not address Board members by name. 3. Speakers commenting on agenda items shall confine their comments solely to the agenda item being discussed. 4. Speakers may not use any form of profanity or make loud abusive comments. 5. No clapping, applauding, heckling, shouting comments from the audience, or verbal outbursts in support or opposition to a speaker or their remarks shall be permitted. 6. No signs or placards shall be allowed in the Board meeting. 7. Persons exiting the Board meeting shall do so quietly. 8. The Chair may warn speakers that their comments have gone beyond the subject matter for which they chose to address, address matters that are not related to the business of the School district, constitute personal attacks on individuals or otherwise violate the rules. 9. Following a warning, any person making impertinent or slanderous remarks or who becomes boisterous while addressing the Board may be banned from further appearance before the Board for the balance of the meeting. 10. The Chair may recess the meeting if a speaker persists in addressing irrelevant topics of engages in personal attacks. 11. The Chair has the authority, after one warning, to order the removal of the speaker from the meeting.