• Get involved. Be heard.

    Citizens are encouraged to attend Safety and Security Committee meetings and take an active role in the community. Those who wish to address the Committee may do so during regular monthly meetings.
     

    Citizen Participation Request During Teleconference Meetings

    Each of our Committe meetings includes a limited public forum for the purpose of hearing public comments pertaining to items listed on the meeting agenda. Persons who desire to make comments during this forum are required to complete a request form. 

    Procedures regarding Citizen Participation during a teleconference meeting are disclosed to you. They are as follows: 

    • Citizen Participation is limited to the current meeting agenda;
    • Persons who wish to participate in this portion must fill out the form referenced below prior to the start time of the posted meeting and shall include the agenda item(s) being addressed;
    • designated speaker will read the comment or question to the Board during the designated time;
    • The Committee will not entertain comments concerning complaints or concerns which are covered by other policies; and
    • The Committee is not required to comment on items presented under Citizen Participation.

    Citizen Participation Request Forms Download


    Citizen Participation Request at Regular Board Meetings

     

    • The Committee must allow every person who wishes to address the board on an agenda item to do so during or before the comittee's consideration of the item;
    • The Committee must allow public comments before or during the comittee's consideration of the item;
    • The Committee may establish reasonable rules for public comments, including rules that limit the total time a member of the public can address the comittee on a given item;
    • The Comittee may not prohibit public criticism of the comittee, including criticism of any act, omission, policy, procedures, program, or service, and
    • If the Comittee adopts rules limiting the amount of time a member of the public may have to address the cmoittee, but does not use simultaneous translation equipment in a manner that allows the board to hear the translated public testimony simultaneously, then the comittee must provide at least twice the amount of time for non-English speakers who need a translator.

     

    Public Comments

    Citizens are encouraged to attend  Safety and Security Committee meetings and take an active role in the community. Those who wish to address the Comittee may do so during regular meetings.
     

    Public Comments Request During Teleconference Meetings

    Each of our  Safety and Security Committee meetings includes a limited public forum for the purpose of hearing public comments pertaining to items listed on the meeting agenda. Persons who desire to make comments during this forum are required to complete an online request form. 

    Procedures regarding Public Comments during a teleconference meeting are disclosed to you. They are as follows: 

    • Public Comments are limited to the current meeting agenda;
    • Persons who wish to participate in this portion must fill out the online form referenced below prior to the start time of the posted meeting and shall include the agenda item(s) being addressed;
    • designated speaker will read the comment or question to the Board during the designated time;
    • The Comittee will not entertain comments concerning complaints or concerns which are covered by other policies; and
    • The Comittee is not required to comment on items presented under Public Comments.

    Public Comment Request Forms Download


    Public Comment Request at Board Meetings

    If you have a concern, the best place to begin is with those directly involved, usually at the specific school -- with the teacher and/or principal. Most problems or concerns can be quickly resolved at the campus level.

    Public participation at  Safety and Security Committee meetings is limited to the designated "Public Comments" portion of the meeting. Anyone wishing to participate in this portion of the meeting shall present a completed Public Comment Request Form to the  Safety and Security Committee Chairman's Designee prior to the beginning of the meeting and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak. At all other times, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the  Safety and Security Committee.

    Procedures regarding Citizen Participation at a Safety and Security Committee meeting are disclosed to you. They are as follows:

    • Public Comments are limited to the audience items portion of the meeting; 
    • Persons who wish to participate in this portion must sign up with the Chairman's designee before the meeting begins and shall include the topic they wish to speak about; 
    • No presentation shall exceed three minutes; 
    • Delegations of more than three persons shall appoint one person to present their views; 
    • The  Safety and Security Committee will not entertain comments concerning: 
      • Individual personnel or students; Presentations may not use the name of, or address the character of any student, staff or Comittee member;
      • Complaints or concerns which are covered by other policies; 
    • The Comittee will not take any action on items presented under Public Comments; and 
    • Reasonable restraints on the number, length and frequency of presentations are permissible.

     

    Participation Request Forms are available through the Galena Park I.S.D. Communication Services Department.