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Guidelines for Public Comment while under Shelter in Place at Home
Posted 4/20/20

4/23/20 - Process Under Review


Guidelines for Public Comment during Open Communication, Closed Session and Agendized Items while under Shelter in Place at Home for Board Meetings

Please note the Governor of California’s Executive Order of March 17th, 2020, modified some Brown Act requirements (pdf). 

The district office will be closed to the public.  Members of the public may observe the meeting online or on television and all public comments must be submitted via Google Form. 

Observe the meeting:  The public will have the opportunity to observe the meeting via Live Stream or view the Board Meeting via Fremont Comcast Cable, channel 26 (and 1084).  

Provide public comment: The public will have the opportunity to address the Board regarding non-agendized matters and agendized items by submitting comments via a district created Google Form.

How To Submit Comments:

  • This Google form closed - No Emails will be accepted. (updated @3 PM 4/22/20)
  • Public Comment during Open Communication, Closed Session and Agendized Items will be accepted through 3 PM Wednesday, April 22 (Day of Meeting).

During the meeting, comments will be read aloud by Ms. Sandoval, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Education, and they will be added to the meeting minutes. 

Please note, the Board may exercise its discretion regarding the amount of time for each public comment depending on the number of responses received.  If more than 60 responses per item are received, additional responses  will be added to the minutes.

As with in-person meetings, the Board respects the right of the public to comment on Board matters.  The content of messages should be civil and appropriate for a public meeting of a school district governing board.  Employees who are defamed by public comment may be entitled to pursue legal action against those who engage in such speech.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, individuals who require appropriate alternative modification of the agenda or accommodations in order to observe or participate in Board meetings are invited to contact Patty Sandoval by Email at by noon on the Monday preceding the scheduled board meeting.

We thank you for your cooperation during these unprecedented times.