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How does School Board receive public comments?

Dan Peven
Tuesday May 21, 2002

To the Editor: 

As a Berkeley resident and tax payer, as well as the concerned parent of a 10th-grade Berkeley High School student, I am wondering if the BUSD School Board has a policy for the public comment section of its meetings.  As it stands, it is quite apparent that the board president receives all the cards that are submitted and either shuffles them randomly, or puts them in a certain order (that very obviously has nothing to do with the timeliness of their submittal) before she decides who gets to speak.  Are public comments at BUSD board meetings heard only at the discretion of the board president? 


- Dan Peven