Public Participation at Board Meetings
Community members are welcome to attend any public Board or Committee meeting of the Durham District School Board.
Trustees meet regularly at Standing Committee meetings held on the first Monday of each month and at Board meetings held on the third Monday of each month. The public portions of both Standing Committee and Board meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Education Centre.
Individuals or groups who wish to make a presentation to trustees must submit their presentation to the Administrative Assistant, Trustees' Office
, at least eight working days prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Standing Committee.
The Standing Committee will consider matters related to finance and transportation, property and planning, employee relations and programs. Presentations about individual students, individual staff members, negotiations with staff groups or any topic considered by the Board to be confidential in nature will not be considered. Presentations are limited to 15 minutes in length. If a presentation is approved by the Chairperson of the Board, it may be placed on a Board meeting agenda.
Every regular Board meeting includes a public question period at which time trustees will respond to inquiries of a general nature. To ask a question, members of the public must complete a public question period form available at the Board meeting. Forms must be submitted before the meeting begins. There is no public question period during Standing Committee meetings.
For more information about making a presentation to the Board or asking a question at a Board meeting, read our brochure called, Welcome to the Boardroom