Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Education are normally held at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The regular monthly business meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Through the school year, the Board holds a luncheon meeting at each attendance center. Special meetings may also be called by the Board.

The USD 428 Board of Education welcomes patrons to meetings of the Board. Unified School District 428 operates under the laws of the State of Kansas and the policies set by the local Board of Education. The Board members encourage patrons to attend the meetings, stay informed about public school issues, and express views on matters concerning Great Bend schools.

Addressing the Board

Unified School District 428 Board of Education policies provide three methods for citizens to address the Board:

1. Each prepared agenda for the regular monthly meeting provides a time for recognition of guests. During this time, patrons may present their ideas and concerns regarding the schools. Complaints regarding students or employees will not be presented during this portion of the meeting. Such concerns are best resolved closest to the situation, and patrons are encouraged to contact the local school or department that can best handle the matter.

2. Individuals desiring to have an item placed on the agenda may do so by making a request in writing to the Superintendent at least ten days prior to the regular monthly meeting of the Board. Such requests should include information that will help the Board in reaching a decision on the request.

3. Persons desiring to address the Board regarding an item on the preprinted agenda may do so by completing the “Intent to Address the Board of Education” form and presenting it to the Board President or Superintendent before the meeting. When appropriate, the opportunity will be provided for a courteous presentation regarding the designated topic.

When addressing the Board, citizens should use the following guidelines:

1. Be recognized by the Board President.

2. State name and address for the record.

3. Limit remarks to the designated topic.

4. Limit remarks to not more than five minutes.

Regular meetings are held at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton, Rd

Luncheon meetings are held at 12noon at the locations noted above