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Public Comment will be taken virtually and in-person. For those who would like to address the Board of Education from home without wearing a mask, comments will be taken virtually via Zoom (additional direction for virtual participation will be emailed to the speaker prior to the meeting).  For those who are present in the audience, comments will be taken in-person and masks are required. Costume masks are not considered an adequate COVID-safe face covering (mask).

The School Board considers public opinion when making future decisions. The Board receives citizen input with respect and expects those who address the Board to observe the same courtesy. If an individual’s statement is unrelated to the business of the school district or inappropriate for K-12 students, the Board may interrupt, warn or terminate a speaker’s remarks.

Citizens who have signed up for Public Comment will have the opportunity to have their concerns heard by the Board. Since the Board is the policy-making body of the school district, it is most appropriate to address the direction of policy with the Board. Individual concerns are best resolved closest to the situation. Parents are encouraged to contact their local school or central department to handle a specific problem. In lieu of public comment involving complaints of a particular person, the Board encourages these concerns to be directed to the superintendent and that discussion of personnel matters not be conducted in public session.  

The following persons are eligible to address the Board:

  • residents of the district
  •  parents of students enrolled in district schools
    members of the staff
  •  individuals who have been requested by the superintendent or Board to present a given subject
  •  nonresidents of the district who have previously requested and received the permission of the superintendent or Board

Those wishing to speak to the Board may do so at regular business meetings and occasional single topic special meetings. Public Comment sign up is available online. The online form opens at 7 a.m. Sunday or five days prior to the meeting when public comment is scheduled; and closes at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday or the day prior to the meeting. The sign-up link is available in various locations: the Public Comment agenda item in BoardDocs and at the sign-up button below.

Public comment is available in two sections during a regular Board of Education meeting for up to one hour each section. Public Comment related to business items on the agenda will be heard during the first part of the meeting (Public Comment Part One). Public Comment on topics related to the operation of our schools that is not on the meeting agenda will be heard in the second section of public comment (Public Comment Part Two) in the meeting. 

Any eligible individual who has completed the requested information on the public comment form may address the Board. Individual speakers will have three-minutes* to address the Board. 

Groups (four or more people) will have 10 minutes* to address the Board. All group members who signed up must be able to accompany the speaker.

*If more than 20 people sign up to address the Board, individuals will have two-minutes and groups will have five-minutes for a collective message to the Board. If more than 30 people sign up, individuals will have one-minute and groups will have three-minutes. 

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need accommodations in connection with a Board of Education meeting, please notify the Board office at 303-982-6801, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that necessary arrangements can be made.

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