Citizens are welcome to attend Board of Education meetings held at the Central Office, 2506 Southwest Square, on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 pm.Next Regular Meeting, the May meeting has been scheduled for May 15, 2023.
1.14—MEETING AGENDAThe agenda guides the proceedings of the Board meeting. Members of the Board who desire to have an item placed on the monthly agenda may do so by contacting the Superintendent or, in writing, the Board President by the date established in this policy and the item will be duly considered for inclusion.
The JFast President, or the president’s designee, shall be placed on the Board of Director’s meeting agenda to make an oral presentation to the Board to address either a personnel policy proposed by the Board that J Fast has possessed for no less than 10 work days or a personnel policy that JFast wishes to propose to the board.
District patrons wishing to have an item placed on the Board meeting’s agenda must submit their requests, in writing to the Superintendent, at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Board. The written request must be sufficiently descriptive to enable the Superintendent and Board President to fully understand and evaluate its appropriateness to be an agenda item. Such requests may be accepted, rejected, or referred back to the
individual for further clarification.
The Superintendent shall notify the Board President of all written requests to be placed on the agenda along with the Superintendent’s recommendation concerning the request. No item shall be placed on the agenda that would operate to prejudice the Board concerning a student or personnel matter that could come before the Board for disciplinary or employment considerations or that is in conflict with other District policy or law.
Patrons whose written request to be placed on the meeting’s agenda has been accepted shall have no more than ten (10) minutes to present to the Board unless specifically granted additional time by a motion approved by a majority of the Board. The speaker shall limit his/her comments to the approved topic/issue or forfeit his/her right to address the Board. The members of the Board will listen to the patron’s presentation, but shall not respond to the presenter during the meeting in which the presentation is made. The Board may choose to discuss the issue presented at a later meeting, but is under no obligation to do so.
The Superintendent shall be responsible for Board members receiving copies of the Agenda with all
accompanying pertinent information at least five days prior to the meeting. This policy’s advance notice requirements do not apply to special or called board meetings.Legal References: A.C.A. § 6-13-619(a)(2)
A.C.A. § 6-17-205(c)
Cross Reference: 1.9—POLICY FORMULATION
Date Adopted: March 11, 2008
Last Revised: April 12, 2011
May 13, 2013