School Board Communications
Providing Input and Information
Public participation is valued in Roseville Area Schools. We welcome your input and encourage you to share information and concerns with us. You can communicate with school board members by contacting individual board members, sending an email that reaches all members, or speaking at a school board meeting.
CONTACTING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DIRECTLY
Whether sharing a success story or concerns, you may contact school board member or the superintendent. Or, if you'd rather share something with the entire board, simply send an email to SchoolBoard@isd623.org. Every board member will get your message.
SPEAKING AT BOARD MEETINGS
Since the schools belong to the district's residents, their involvement in major decisions affecting the district is anticipated and viewed as a valuable form of input to the board. Citizens who wish to address the board may do so even if their topic is not on the agenda. The board allots time to hear from district residents during the citizen comment portion of the school board meeting. Televised and recorded, most board meetings are held at the District Center.
Due to the declared health pandemic and the declared state of emergency and pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021, until further notice, all school board meetings will be held by teleconference or other electronic means, starting March 31. Please note public attendance at the regular meeting location may need to be limited, or in the future, prohibited due to the health pandemic and emergency declaration.
Public comments will also be accepted via email and read aloud during the Community Input portion of the agenda. Comments must be emailed to SchoolBoard@isd623.org and received no later than one hour prior to the start of the board meeting. Please provide your name, address, and school or organization represented and refer to guideline #4 below. If you would like the school board or the administration to respond directly to your email, please be sure to indicate this in your email. You will receive a response within two weeks of the meeting. Copies will also be sent to the entire school board.
Guidelines for Citizen Comments
The following guidelines are for individuals seeking to speak during the citizen comment portion of the school board meeting.
Sign up on the sheet that is provided at least 15 minutes prior to each meeting. Please provide your name, address, school or organization represented, and a brief summary of the intended statement or question(s) you would like answered. Those whose names and addresses are on the sign-up sheet when the meeting is called to order will have an opportunity to speak.
The school board is interested in your comments and will listen carefully, but it will not respond or debate issues during this time. If you would like the school board or the administration to respond, please be sure to include your question(s) on the sign-up sheet. You will receive a response within two weeks of the meeting. Copies will also be sent to the entire school board.
Speakers are given up to five minutes (or ten minutes per delegation) to address the board, unless the board chair grants an exception. When the board chair proceeds with the meeting, audience comments are no longer in order. However, board members may call on staff for information to assist the board in its deliberations.
Personal attacks on students, staff members, or board members will not be allowed. Due to data privacy laws, referring to an individual by name will be ruled out of order. The use of vulgar or profane language will also be ruled out of order. Speakers unwilling to abide by the rules or time constraints will be asked to stop.
Please contact Mechelle Tessem at 651-628-6452 if you have questions.