Request Placement on Agenda
Communication with the Board of Education
The Rochester Community Schools Board of Education welcomes public input from students, parents, and community members about its policies, practices, issues, and its overall education system. A number of ways in which your thoughts may be voiced are described below.
1. Dialogue with Board members: Citizens are invited to discuss concerns or issues with the Board. The Board has set aside one half hour prior to most Board business meeting for “Chat with the Board." This time is intended to give the public an opportunity to have a personal discussion about any issues or concerns. Two Board members are generally scheduled to be present during this time to hear your point of view and to speak with you.
Please note: "Chat with the Board" will resume once in person board meetings resume.
2. Contact Board members: Citizens are invited to write Board members to express their thoughts. Contact information is available on the district website.
3. Public comment at Board of Education meetings: The Board meets twice per month. The primary purpose of these meetings is to allow for the orderly conduct of the District’s business and for Board members to be apprised of current or pending issues within the District. The Board is always interested in citizen input and welcomes public comment at these business meetings. According to Bylaw 0160, The Board President and/or Superintendent or designee may respond to public comments as appropriate. If comments or questions need further investigation or study, the Board may direct the Superintendent or designee to respond to the community member at a later time. If a citizen wishes to dialogue with or receive a response from Board members, the citizen is encouraged to attend “Chat with the Board” prior to the Board meeting. There are three types of opportunities for public comment at the Board’s business meetings. In each of these cases, citizens are provided three minutes to comment.
a. Citizens Requesting Placement: A citizen may make a public comment on any topic at the beginning of the Board’s business meeting under “Citizens Requesting Placement on the Agenda.” To be placed on a Board meeting agenda, citizens are requested to complete the appropriate form.
b. Public comment during Board action, discussion, and information items: At the conclusion of an agenda item or before the Board votes on a motion, citizens are invited to make a public comment on the agenda item.
c. Additional Business, Citizens Present: At the end of each meeting, a citizen may make public comment on any topic.
All requests to be placed on the meeting agenda must be received by noon on the Wednesday before the meeting.
To request placement on the Board of Education meeting agenda, you may fill out the electronic form at the bottom of this page or click the button below to download the PDF form to mail or fax to us.