The DIRI Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of every month at 2:00 to 3:30 MST through a "Go to Meeting" online forum. The members and public are welcome to attend the meeting online by requesting information through the DIRI front office for call-in numbers for any meeting. If an individual wishes to address the DIRI Board of Directors, he or she may have three minutes to speak during the open session, audience participation portion of the meeting. To schedule time to address the board, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org so time is scheduled.
The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings. In order to permit fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board will provide a period during certain Board meetings when visitors may present to the Board, or listen to certain discussions by the Board. Such presentations will be scheduled in advance.
If you wish to address the Board during a meeting, please coordinate with the Board Chair no less than 14 days in advance of the meeting unless otherwise not possible.
Plan to arrive to the Board meeting early and sign in. The Board Chair will acknowledge the individual(s) wishing to address the Board at the stated time on the agenda and provide direction for so doing. The Board Chair has the responsibility to terminate any statement that is too lengthy; personally directed to a DIRI employee, member, student, or community member; or abusive, obscene, or irrelevant.
Audience protocol shall be as follows:
Members and the public are provided two ways to address the Board. The first way is to directly contact the Chair of the Board or individual board members through email correspondence. The second way is through the public comment portion of certain regularly scheduled meetings and/or the face-to-face meetings scheduled twice per year.
The following rules shall apply to the public comment portion:
Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or make decisions regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting. The Chair, or designee, shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy
The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the Chair, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.
California Corporations Code Section 8320(a)(2) requires that :
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