Board Meeting Protocol for Speakers and Observers
The Corvian Community School (CCS) Board of Directors meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Board meetings are open to the public and follow the Open Meetings Law of the North Carolina General Assembly.
Productive board meetings are an important part of the foundation for any good board. We welcome guests to attend and, when appropriate, participate. Below is information to help guests and observers support the board in doing its work efficiently and effectively.
Due to confidentiality requirements, a board meeting is an inappropriate forum to discuss personnel or student issues. Attendees should instead contact the appropriate administrator in writing.
At regular Board meetings, speakers commenting on items on the night's agenda will be heard before speakers commenting on other topics. All other speakers will be heard in order of sign up.
Rules For Speakers At Board Meetings (from Board Policy Document Section 803):
Individuals wishing to make a statement at a regular meeting of the Board must submit a request to the School Director(s) or Chair at least 7 days prior to the date of the meeting, which request must include (a) the name, address and telephone number of the speaker, (b) the topic to which the statement will relate, and (c) the amount of time requested for the statement, not to exceed 3 minutes. The School Director(s) and Board Chair may schedule time on the meeting agenda for public comment based on requests so submitted; provided, in their discretion, the School Director(s) and Board Chair may delay one or more such requests until a subsequent meeting of the Board. In any event, each speaker who is scheduled to participate in the meeting as provided herein will be limited to no more than 3 minutes of speaking time. A board member will signal you when 1 minute is left.
- Meetings of the CCS Board of Education are open to the public pursuant to the North Carolina Open Meetings law (Chapter 143, Article 33C of the North Carolina General Statutes, as amended, and any successor statute). As provided in the Open Meetings law, the Board may hold a closed session and exclude the public under certain prescribed circumstances.