Agendas are available at the entrance to the Board room prior to each meeting. The agendas are also available online. Board members receive the agenda and supporting documentation well in advance of each meeting so they can study materials and be prepared to make decisions.
Order of Business
The agenda order customarily followed by the Board at Regular Board meetings is as follows:
- Call to Order
- Approval of Minutes
- Board Recognition
- Curriculum Report and Presentations
- Citizen Comments
- Student Representative Report
- Legislative Report
- Committee Report
- Conference Report
- New Business/Action Items
- Approval of Consent Agenda (items discussed at the Study Session)
- Citizen Comments
If you have special concerns...Most often individual concerns can best be handled if you begin at the source and follow proper channels before approaching members of the Board of Education. If your concern relates to procedures in the classroom, begin with the teacher and/or principal.
Berkley’s support staff, counselors, S.A.F.E. Workers and Special Education coordinators can assist you with any special needs your child may have.
Finally, if these procedures do not resolve your concern or question, you may participate in the Citizen Comments portion of the Board meeting.
The Board of Education works for the citizens of the District therefore, your input is always welcome. At every Board meeting, time is set aside for citizen comments. Anyone may address the Board at this time. Board policy limits the speaking time of each person addressing the Board to five minutes. A Citizen Comment Card is available upon entry into the Board Meeting.
How to address the Board
At the appropriate time in the meeting the President will indicate that persons interested in speaking to the Board will be recognized. A Citizen Comment Card must be completed and delivered to the Board Secretary. The president will then call on individuals who submitted a card. When you are recognized, please state your name and address, and indicate the issue you want to address.
Because issues and concerns require review and deliberation by the Board if good decisions are to be made, no immediate answers to Citizen Comments are made by Board members. The usual procedure is for the Board to listen to Citizen Comments, take note of the issues, and instruct the administration to make contact with the concerned citizen to seek a satisfactory solution. Although the administration is required to report back to the Board, the report is not necessarily presented at a public meeting. Board members will not hear personnel issues during Citizen Comments.