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Rules of Conduct


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In order to provide a professional and courteous forum for citizens to bring concerns and issues before the Jeff Davis County Board of Education, we ask that all speakers be aware of the following guidelines:

  • In accordance with Board policy, only those individuals who have submitted a written request to the Board Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the meeting will be allowed to speak.

  • We have a few simple rules for public comment as required by law. Each person wishing to address the Board must sign this roster prior to the meeting.
  • When called upon to speak, each speaker will identify him or herself and will indicate the group, if any, which he or she represents.

  • Each speaker will be allowed 5 minutes.

  • Time may not be yielded by one speaker to another.

  • Discussion on a particular topic will be limited to 30 minutes.
  • Comments should be brief, clear, and to the point and must be addressed to the Board and not directed to the audience.
  • The topic addressed must be identical to the one submitted in the written request from the speaker.
  • Personnel matters will not be discussed during the Community/Public Participation portion of the agenda. Procedures outlined in JDCSS Policy BCBI will be followed.
  • Board members will not respond at this meeting to comments or questions from speakers.
  • The Board chair or designee has the authority to terminate a speaker’s presentation to the Board for disruptive and otherwise unacceptable behavior, including, but not limited to, abusive, profane, or vulgar language; threatening behavior or words; personal attacks on Board members, school district employees, or other citizens; intimidation; or taunting, and the speaker may be removed from the Board meeting for such conduct as permitted by SB588 - OCGA 20-2-58.