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1025 Conduct of Governing Board Meetings

Governing Board meetings are business meetings and will be conducted in an orderly, efficient manner which balances the objectives of ensuring public participation and completing the work before the Board.

The President of the Governing Board shall preside as Chairperson at all Governing Board meetings, except that the Vice-President shall chair any meetings which the President is unable to attend.

Governing Board meetings shall be guided, but not bound, by Robert's Rules of Order.

Rules for public statements are as follows:

Members of the public may address the Board on any matter of interest which falls within the jurisdiction of the District and which is not already in the agenda. Time for such addresses shall be allowed at each regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Board.

Members of the public shall also be able to address the Governing Board regarding items on the agenda as those items are taken up.

Board members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public. In addition, members, on their own initiative, or, in brief response to public statements, may ask a question for clarification, provide a reference to staff for factual information, or request staff to report back at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter.

Members of the public who desire to submit written materials to the Governing Board for its consideration shall do so through the Secretary of the Governing Board no later than 10:00 a.m. fourteen (14) working days prior to the Governing Board meeting. The Governing Board may place reasonable limitations on the amount of time speakers may have to address the Governing Board.

The Chairperson may call a brief recess at any time upon request of any Board member or at his/her discretion.

Reference:

Education Code 72121.5, Government Code 54954.2 Adopted: 10-1-85 Revised and Adopted: 1-5-88, 01-02-90, 7-2-91, 11-3-92, 4-4-95, 4-6-98