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Public Comment

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.
     • The board president or superintendent will respond if the comment concerns a matter of fact. Otherwise, comments will be
        referred to the appropriate administrator for a response by email or phone at a later time.
     • Those who have questions, suggestions, criticisms, or proposals are encouraged to submit comments in
        writing to the board.  
     • Comments may be directed toward programs and school operations but may not concern complaints about
        school personnel. Personnel complaints must be pursued according to the district’s complaint process (Policy 4220).
     • A single 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 Public Comment Process*
     •  Fill out a comment card at the sign-in table and                          hand it to the board executive assistant or any 
     •  Approach the lectern when called upon during 
        the public comment portion of the agenda.
     •  Commentators will be recorded and shown on
        the livestream.

*Commentators give consent to being recorded by participating.                                                                                                                                                         
 Remote Public Comment Process*
     • Email by
        4 p.m. on the date of the Regular Board Meeting and
        include your name, phone number and the

        topic you wish to address. Please write ‘Public         
        Comment’ in the subject line of your email.
     • Commentators will receive a unique meeting
        link via a Microsoft Teams calendar invite.
        Please "accept" the meeting.
     • Please keep your microphone muted except when                  called upon by the board president during the public              comment portion of the agenda.