Special Public Comment Instructions During Zoom Meetings

  • The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all of its meetings.

    Pursuant to COVID-19 Executive Order 51 issued by Governor Pritzker, the Board of Education will be participating electronically using a Zoom Webinar which the public may join live. The meeting will also livestream simultaneously on the District's YouTube Channel

    To find the relevant information for the upcoming meeting, including to the necessary "Request to Speak" form, please visit the U-46 calendar here at https://www.u-46.org/Page/2

    The purpose of this opportunity is to direct comments to the Board and/or provide information. The Board listens to each comment and does not engage in dialogue with the speaker. Comments should be in good taste and demonstrate consideration for others. When the speaker's allotted time expires, a tone will sound and the speaker should conclude their comments. Each speaker will be allotted up to three minutes unless more than 20 individuals have signed up to speak. At meetings where more than 20 individuals have signed up to speak, the Board will implement the following procedures:

    • The time allotted for each speaker will be reduced from three to two minutes.
    • A second public comment period will be added.
    • Public comments relating to items on the Board's agenda for that evening (Consent Agenda, Discussion Action, and Work Session items) will be heard in the first public comment section at the beginning of the meeting.
    • Public comments not related to items on the Board's agenda will be heard in the second public comment section at the end of the agenda.

    Thank you for following this procedure. Your cooperation ensures individuals can share their comments while also allowing for the timely completion of the Board's agenda.