About Board Meetings:
Business meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. Special meetings are usually held the fourth Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the Administrative Office at 501 East Pike in Indiana unless otherwise noted. The dates are listed in the calendar on the district’s home page. Additionally, public notice is given before all school board meetings.
Meetings follow an agenda that is developed by the Superintendent in consultation with the President of the Board. Copies of the agenda are provided to visitors and are available on this web site generally on Friday afternoon.
At times, it may seem like the Board is covering a large portion of the agenda in a short period of time. This is because some matters may be routine, requiring little or no discussion because the topic has been discussed in depth at a prior public meeting, (regular, special or committee) or a closed executive session. Closed session topics are limited to confidentiality, labor, employee, attorney/advisor, and real estate matters.
If you wish to speak at a Board Meeting:
The Board is interested in hearing the views of the public, whether expressed in the forum of the School Board meeting or in writing. Time is provided at the beginning of the meeting for comments. Each person signing up for public comment is allowed up to three (3) minutes. Time is also provided at the end of meetings for public comment on agenda items of that particular meeting.
There will be a sign-up sheet for public comment located on the receptionist’s desk in the outer office. Please include your name, address and subject of comment. You may also call the Board Secretary in advance at 724-463-8713, ext. 116 to be placed on the sign-up sheet. You will be called in order from the sign-up sheet.
All comments shall be addressed directly to the entire Board, not to individual board members. Keep your comments brief and relevant. A calm and dignified presentation will aid in maintaining focus and mutual understanding on a particular issue. Matters raised will be taken under consideration and referred to the administration for further study and recommendation. This portion of the agenda is for public comments and as such the Board will not engage in a debate or a question/answer session.
The Board President shall, within his or her discretion:
• Interrupt a speaker if statements become too lengthy, personally directed or violate confidentially of a student or staff member.
• Call a recess or adjournment if lack of public decorum so warrants.
• Require any individual who disrupts the agenda to leave the building.
The public is invited to participate in the committee meetings that allow a more in-depth discussion. The committee chair will monitor public involvement on discussion of agenda items.