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Due to COVID safety public comment will be taken virtually via Zoom (no in-person comment will be offered) until otherwise indicated. Additional direction about virtual participation will be emailed to those who sign up for public comment (i.e. link to join the board meeting) prior to the meeting. 

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. Individuals who address personalities rather than issues will not be heard.

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. 

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 we have public comment; and closes at 5:30 p.m. the day prior to the meeting. The sign-up link is available in various locations: In the Public Comment agenda item in BoardDocs and on the Jeffco Public Schools homepage under Board Updates. Individuals may also scroll to the bottom of this page to the sign-up button. 

Public comment is available in two parts during a regular Board of Education meeting. Public Comment related to the agenda will be heard during the first part of the meeting. Up to one hour will be allotted to public comment in the first half of the meeting for that evening's business items. Public Comment unrelated to the agenda will be heard in the second portion of the meeting. 

Any eligible individual who has completed the requested information on the public comment form and has the necessary equipment and Internet access to join a virtual meeting via Zoom may speak. * 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 virtually. Additional instructions will be included in the confirmation email. 

*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 Jefferson County 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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