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Board Policy

Board meetings are scheduled for 7:00 pm on the second Monday of the month (committee work) and on the fourth Monday of the month (work session) at the Owosso High School Media Center, 765 E. North Street, Owosso, Michigan.

Procedures for Addressing the Board

The public is invited to address the Board at the beginning and end of each meeting. According to Board Policy 1370, anyone wishing to address the Board is subject to the following procedural regulations:

a. The public participation portion of the meeting shall be limited to one-half hour.

b. Each person shall be allowed to speak for up to three minutes.

c. Each person wishing to address the board shall identify themselves by name and address. If the person is representing an organization or group, the person should indicate whether the comments or presentation represents the official view of the organization or group.

d. If a delegation is present to address the board, the delegation may select up to five representatives to speak on its behalf, for a total of not more than 15 minutes.

e. All written statements should be given to the board secretary so that copies may be made available to all board members. All written statements and documents presented to the board by an individual or group during the meeting are considered public documents.

f. Individuals addressing the board should take into consideration the rules of common courtesy. The public participation portion of the meeting cannot be used to make personal attacks against a board member or district employee which are totally unrelated to the manner in which the board member or employee performs his/her duties. If the comments constitute a complaint against a board member or employee, the board member or employee has a right to request a closed hearing.

g. Board members may question speakers, but are not obligated to answer questions or make statements or commitments in response to issues raised by the public. In general, such issues will be referred to the superintendent for investigation, study, and recommendation or designated as future agenda items for board consideration.

Handling of Complaints

Complaints shall first be considered through proper channels before being considered by the board.