With the proposed discipline code changes and salary freezes, it would be great to have parents and the community show up and share their thoughts and concerns with the board at the May 10th meeting. The meeting is held at the Van Hoose Education Center at 3332 Newburg Rd.
JCPS' website discusses how you can sign up to talk here, under "May I Speak At A Board Meeting?
The board encourages parents and other members of the community to share their opinions at meetings. Be sure that the issue you want to talk about is one the school board should address. Take complaints or issues concerning a specific school to the principal or to the School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council. The purpose of the board is to establish policies for the entire district, not to settle disputes that could be resolved through other channels.
How to Speak at a Meeting
Register with the secretary of the board by calling (502) 485-3342, Mon. through Fri., between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tell the secretary the topic you would like to address. Or you may register on-site at a meeting before it starts. You'll have three minutes to address the board. If that isn't enough time, write a letter to the board members or call your representative at (502) 485-3566. When you're called to speak at a meeting, approach the microphone and say your name and the name of any organization or group of citizens you're representing. Explain your concern, complaint, question, or opinion. Give supporting examples or reasons. End your remarks by telling the board members the action you want them to take. If you're reading from a script, you may want to provide copies for board members and for the superintendent. Avoid repeating similar views of other speakers. In the interest of time, it's best to designate a single spokesperson to represent a group. You can show your numbers by asking those present to stand or simply by telling the board how many belong to your organization. Limit your comments to one item or issue. Always be polite. Avoid name calling, finger pointing, accusations, or demeaning language.
Your feedback is important, and if you share my concerns about the salary freeze and the changes to the discipline code, I hope to see you May 10th in support of our teachers, staff, and students.