THE SIMPLE GUIDE FOR SPEAKING AT A PUBLIC MEETING - CHTU
We encourage you to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting.
You must sign up to do so on a clipboard before the meeting.
You will be given 5 minutes, but it could be as little as 3 minutes if there are a lot of speakers.
Please be aware that your free speech as a district employee may not be fully protected under certain circumstances:
- It is acceptable to express your views on working conditions and the climate in the building.
- It is not acceptable to disparage administrators or the Board.
Bad Ex: Principal Jones lets our students get away with anything.
Good Ex: I have written referrals on several students months ago who have not received any consequences or had a conference about their behavior. As a result I do not feel supported and students know they can do whatever they want.
- It is acceptable to describe your experiences on the job, but not acceptable to criticize individuals by name or position.
Bad Ex: Administrators are letting children run around like little banshees.
Good Ex: In my ten years at the middle school I have never seen students acting so unruly without consequences.