Meetings

The North Kitsap School Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of most months, except November, December, July and August, when they meet only once a month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are held at the North Kitsap Student Support Center Board Room, 18360 Caldart Avenue NE, Poulsbo. Regular meeting agendas are available on the district website on the Monday preceding the meeting and are subject to change.

Notice of Special Board Meetings will be posted on the website and circulated to staff within the district.
 
During an executive session, the Board discusses confidential matters such as personnel complaints or disciplinary actions, the sale or purchase of real estate or contract negotiations. Board Members do not vote or take official action in executive sessions.

Board Meeting Calendar
 
Throughout the year, there may be changes to the meeting schedule due to factors such as inclement weather or emerging issues that require more attention. The most up-to-date Board meeting time and date information is available on the District Calendar.
 
Public Participation in Board Meetings
The North Kitsap School District Board of Directors welcomes the public to the business meetings of the Board and wants to hear from the public on agenda items and other issues of concern.  It is important for all community members to feel welcome and safe in the Board's business meetings.
 

Rules for Public Comments and Public Hearings

· Up to thirty (30) minutes is allowed for public comments during board meetings.

· The Board reserves the right to limit the number of speakers, the duration of the
comments and the number of speakers on a certain topic so that there is still time left
in the meeting to conduct Board business.

· One person is to speak at a time.

· Comments should be addressed to the Board and address topics on the agenda or for a public hearing.

· Please limit your comments to a maximum of three (3) minutes.

· The person who signs up is the one who speaks. No one can “give” their minutes to another speaker.

· Speakers must be either residents, employees of the district, parents/guardians of students attending our schools, or the legal counsel representing such residents,employees or parents/guardians.

· Speakers addressing agenda items will have preference if the list is full. For special Board meetings, public testimony will only be taken on the scheduled agenda item(s).

· The focus of comments should be on issues and solutions.

· No racial slurs, personal insults, ridicule, or threats will be allowed.

· All signs brought to meetings are subject to these ground rules.

· If you have handouts to give to the Board, please bring seven(7) copies and give them to Board staff ahead of the meeting. No one should approach Board members with handouts.

· Please submit electronic files for Board review prior to the meeting to Kori Henry, khenry@nkschools.org.

· The Board does not take public comments on issues related to personnel or individually named staff at Board meetings; speakers will be ruled out of order by the President. The President will also rule a speaker out of order for the use of name-calling, profanity, racial slurs and threats. Persons who attempt to disrupt the meeting will be asked to leave.

· Please be aware that Board members may have questions of the speaker. Questions to the Board from the speaker will be researched and responded to in a timely manner.
 
How to Address the Board

· A sign-up sheet is located near the podium. Public comment is allowed at the beginning of each Regular Board meeting.

· When the Board President calls your name, please approach the podium and speak into the microphone so Board members can hear you clearly.

· Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes.

Contacting the Board

If you have a question or concern that you do not wish to raise in an open Board meeting and for which you need a specific response, you may also:

• Phone or write a School Board Member

• Phone or write District Administration: 
  c/o Superintendent
  18360 Caldart Avenue NE
  Poulsbo, WA 98370
  (360) 396-3001

• E-mail the Board: schoolboard@nkschools.org


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