There will be a SPECIAL Board Meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 4:00 PM. This meeting will be done virtually.
Public Comment: https://forms.gle/QPZCVLRY6DVRt8GK9 **Will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 17.
If you wish to publicly comment on the agenda, please click on the following link. This link will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020. All appropriate comments will be read during the public comment section of the agenda.
This meeting will be live-streamed. Please go to www.glendiveschools.org and follow the directions on the popup window to watch it live. After the meeting, the recording will be put on the website within 24 hours of the meeting.
Virtual Public Comment
Montana law recognizes the right of the public to make comments at a board meeting. This right stems from our constitutional provisions concerning the public’s right to participate in government: “No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of all public bodies or agencies of state government and its subdivisions, except in cases in which the demand of individual privacy clearly exceeds the merits of public disclosure.” Article II, Sections 8 and 9. The GUSB recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of listening to members of the public in its meetings. The GUSB encourages members of the public to participate in and express opinions about issues important to the District.
Public Comment is not a time for questions to the board. If a question is asked during public comment, the board will not answer. If you have questions, we ask that you write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will try and get back to you within 48 hours.
Public Comment is allowed during the Public Comment Section of this board meeting:
Public Comment Section - The public will have a chance to address the board on any public matter on the agenda or any “public matter that is not on the agenda of the meeting and that is within the jurisdiction of the school district conducting the meeting.” The board may not take action on any matter discussed unless notice is included on an agenda and public has been properly notified on the matter. The board is not required to respond or participate in a give and take discussion or debate during public comment and the board chair has complete and final authority to govern the general comment period.
Ground Rules for public comments:
We ask that all public comments follow the following ground rules. Any comment that does not follow these rules may be deemed out of order and not allowed to be made.
Be respectful of the Board - The Board has the constitutional authority to supervise the District. All Trustees are operating in good faith and each Trustee is doing what each believes to be in the District’s best interest.
Civility is the rule - Please make sure all comments are civil in nature. Uncivil conduct will not be tolerated.
Time/Word limit - Each person wanting to make a public comment can address the board once and will have a two-minute time limit. If the public meeting is virtual, each person will have a 500 word limit.
Rights of Privacy - Comments need to be made in a way to protect the rights of privacy of others. Comments will be called out of order when these rights of privacy are violated.
Directions for giving a Virtual Public Comment:
If you wish to address the Board of Trustees, please fill out this form. This form will open up 3 hours before the meeting and close 1 hour before the meeting (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on a regularly scheduled board meeting). Submissions require a full name and home address in order to be submitted for the record and are limited to a 500 word count. Submissions will be screened and read verbally during the public comment section of the meeting.