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How to Address The Board

The Board encourages your participation in its deliberations and has tried to make it convenient for you to express your views to the Board. If you wish to address the Board on an agenda item, please complete a "blue slip" and email it to csimonovich@scottsvalleyusd.org prior to the start of the meeting. 

At regular meetings, the Board will follow this format for major agenda items:

* staff presentation

* preliminary Board and staff discussion

* community participation

* Board deliberation and decision, if appropriate

During study sessions and special meetings, this format may vary.

If you wish to address the Board on an item that is not on the agenda, you may speak during Matters from the Public, which generally appears on the agenda toward the beginning of the meeting. Please fill out a "blue slip" and email it to csimonovich@scottsvalleyusd.org prior to the start of the meeting.  Board members are legally prohibited from discussing non-agenda items and, therefore, will not respond to items presented by members of the public at this time.

Board agendas are very full and time is limited. For that reason, we request that you speak only once on an item and that you limit your remarks either when addressing an agenda item or when speaking in the Matters from the Public section to a maximum of three minutes. If numerous individuals request to speak on a particular item or in the public section, the Board President may limit the total time allocated to that item, thereby reducing the time for each speaker.