School Board Meetings and Policies

While we are working to provide the best possible livestream quality for our in-person board meetings, we will hold our next regular meeting on March 15, 2021 virtually only and not at Ballou Junior High.

Beginning April 5, School Board Meetings will resume in-person at a district location TBD with the option for the public to attend either onsite or virtually. Board meetings will be livestreamed via Microsoft Teams.  Attendees do not need an account to join a meeting via computer; however, the Microsoft Teams app will need to be installed when joining on a smart phone or tablet. This will allow for a full meeting user-experience.

Next Regular Board Meeting 
Date:  Monday, March 15, 2021 
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Type:  Regular board meeting. This meeting is open virtually to the public. 
Location:  Microsoft Teams (virtual option only)
(posted here at least 24-hours in advance)

Health and Safety Expectations for In-Person Meetings
The Puyallup School Board recognizes the importance of health and safety measures to protect students, staff, school board directors and community members. The following safety requirements are in place for all in-person meetings:

     • Face masks are required at all times
     • Electronic Health Screen required upon entry
     • Temperature check performed
     • Social distancing requirements enforced

Public Comment Process and Guidelines

The Puyallup School Board welcomes the public to its meetings and recognizes the importance of involving members of the public, both virtually and in-person.  Public comments will be accepted both in-person during the meeting and remote.

     • To ensure an efficient and orderly operation of the meeting, the following guidelines are in place:
     • Speakers are asked to limit comments to three minutes.
     • Each speaker shall give their name before speaking.
     • If appropriate, comments will be referred to an administrator for a follow-up response.
     • Those who present questions, suggestions, criticisms, or proposals are encouraged to submit comments in writing to the 
     • Comments about school programs and operations are welcomed but may not concern complaints about school personnel.
     • Personnel complaints must be pursued according to the district’s complaint process (Policy 4220).
     • To save time, an individual will be asked to represent members or a group with similar concerns. However, anyone may
        speak if they have something pertinent to add.
     • The board president shall terminate lengthy, inappropriate, or abusive discussion.

In-Person Process
     • Fill out a comment card at the sign-in table and
        hand it to the board assistant or any administrator 
     • Approach the lectern when called upon during the 
        public comment portion of the agenda.
     • Commentators will be recorded and shown on the
        livestream.* Adjustments to the laptop camera angle
        and microphone height are permissible.

*Commentators give consent to being recorded by participating.                                                                                                                                                         
 Remote Process
     • Email by 4 p.m. on the                  date of the Regular Board Meeting. Include ‘Public Comment’               in the subject line, along with name, address and topic.
     • Commentators will receive a unique meeting link via a
        Microsoft Teams calendar invite. Please "accept" the
     • Please keep your microphone muted except when called
        upon by the board president during the public comment
        portion of the agenda.