Guidelines for Public Participation
in Board of Education Meetings
of the Darlington County are encouraged to attend meetings in order to
learn more about the Darlington County School District's programs and
operations. The following procedure is used to establish an orderly way
for visitors to comment or to present requests or complaints:
first thirty minutes of the board meeting will be set aside as a time
for hearing from the public, unless otherwise designated. During this
time, any citizen who wishes to speak will be allowed a maximum of
three (3) minutes during this thirty minutes. Speakers will be allotted
time to address the board on a first-come, first-served basis as
recorded on a log provided prior to the meeting. Speakers' comments
will be received only as board information.
input should be in the form of suggestions, information, or comments
pertaining to the programs, schools, or the school district. Based on
legal advise of our counsel, comments should not be made, either
complimentary or critical, naming any students, school employee,
administrators, or board members as these matters are personnel matters
that require an executive session. Speakers' comments will be received
only as board information.
the event that you desire to be scheduled on the board meeting agenda,
or if you would like to address the board for more than three minutes,
please contact the Office of the Superintendent at 398-5100. Speakers'
comments will be received only as board information.