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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 remotely with advanced notice.

To ensure an efficient and orderly operation of the meeting, the following guidelines are in place:

Public comments are limited to three minutes each and a maximum of 20 speakers.

Written comments may also be submitted to the Board at any time by email or by providing copies to the board assistant at any regular board meeting.

Public comments are welcome both in person and virtually. To address the school board virtually, please email your name, phone number and topic to no later than two hours prior to the start of the meeting.

To address the school board in person, fill out a blue comment card at the door and give it to the board assistant or any staff member.

Please review the information for Addressing the Board on the board brochure prior to speaking.

The School Board will not respond directly to comments but will take them under advisement.

It is important for all community members to feel welcome and safe in the Board's business meetings. Audience members will be expected to treat all attendees with respect and civility, just as the Puyallup School District expects of students, staff and community members in our schools. 

The board president shall terminate lengthy, inappropriate, or abusive discussion.

In-Person Public Comment Process*

     •  Comment cards are first-come, first-served
         beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 Fill out a comment card
         at the sign-in table near the entrance and hand it 
         to the board assistant or any staff member. 
         Fill out a comment card at the sign-in table and                   hand it to the board assistant or any staff member
     •  Approach the lectern when called upon during 
        the public comment portion of the agenda.
     •  Commentators will be recorded and shown on
        the livestream.

*Attendees give consent to being recorded by participating.                                                                                                                                                         

Remote Public Comment Process*
     • Email no later than no later
        than 4 p.m. on June 21, 2021
 and include your name,
        phone number and the topic you wish to address.

        Please write ‘Public Comment' in the subject line of your
     • 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.