Trenton Public Schools
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION REQUEST FORM
[EXTRACT] District Policy 0167- PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Education recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest.

Public participation shall be governed by the following rules:
  1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an announcement of his/her name, place of residence, and group affiliation, if appropriate.
  2. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three minutes’ duration.
  3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.
  4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question Board members individually.
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N.J.S.A. 10:4-12 allows for the Board of Education to “regulate the active participation of the public at any meeting.” Accordingly, please complete the information below if you wish to address the Board at a public meeting. 
Please submit the completed form to the Superintendent’s Office and the Board Secretary’s Office no later than 12:00 PM on the Friday before the Board Meeting via this District webpage.




FIRST AND LAST NAME*
DATE OF BOARD MEETING*
STREET ADDRESS/TOWN OF RESIDENCE
GROUP REPRESENTING (if applicable)
BRIEF STATEMENT OF TOPIC TO BE DISCUSSED
EMAIL ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER (including area code)

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