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Read PR-B School Board's public comments procedure

Posted: October 15, 2013 - 5:56pm

Voters and other interested parties who plan to attend the Oct. 21 PR-B School Board meeting may not be aware that this school board meeting is currently scheduled for the ECFE room, which is a part of the new addition to the elementary school located in the back (northeast corner) of the building.

Also, individuals who wish to speak about agenda items (contract negotiations or testing results, for example) should know that the board has instituted a new policy for commenting. The policy follows:

“Public Comments Procedure: As you know the Pine River-Backus School Board has always appreciated public comments at our meetings — whether on agenda items or during public forum. In order to make the system work better and to make sure we know who is making comments, we’re starting a new system. Now we will have you sign up at the beginning of the meeting so that we know you want to make comments. The comment cards are in the back of the room on the information table and after you fill out the card, you should give it to Cindy or Jolene. They will make sure that the board chair has the cards and the chair will recognize speakers based on the cards provided. If you want to make a comment and have not filled out a card, simply raise your hand during public comment time and the chair will do his/her best recognize you …

“Thanks for helping as we implement this new procedure.”

Public forum is discussion time allotted for “items of concern” to the public that do not appear on the agenda. This occurs at the end of the meeting following agenda items. Looking forward to seeing you Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Nancy Aimers,

Backus

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