Public Participation Request Form

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[EXTRACT] District Policy 0167- PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Education recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest.

Public participation shall be governed by the following rules:

  1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an announcement of his/her name, place of residence, and group affiliation, if appropriate.
  2. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to five (5) minutes duration.
  3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.
  4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question Board members individually.

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N.J.S.A. 10:4-12 allows for the Board of Education to "regulate the active participation of the public at any meeting." Accordingly, please complete the information below if you wish to address the Board at a public meeting.

Please submit the completed form to the Superintendent's Office and the Board Secretary's Office no later than 12 p.m. on the day of the Board Meeting via this webpage. Additionally, members of the public may sign up manually in the Board Secretary's Office up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the Board Meeting.

Public Participation Request Form

FIRST AND LAST NAME

DATE OF BOARD MEETING

STREET ADDRESS/TOWN OF RESIDENCE

GROUP REPRESENTING (if applicable)

BRIEF STATEMENT OF TOPIC TO BE DISCUSSED 

EMAIL ADDRESS 

PHONE NUMBER (including area code)



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