Public Participation in Board Meetings
The Poway Unified School District welcomes and encourages public interest and involvement in the District’s decision-making process.
The Board of Education will meet in the Community Room with COVID-19 physical distancing measures in place for Board Members and Staff. Due to physical distancing requirements and pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, members of the public will need to follow the guidelines for public comments listed below. The intent is not to limit public participation but to protect public health by following the recommended guidelines and San Diego County’s order limiting attendance at public assemblies. Please note this process has been revised effective December 10, 2020.
Remote public participation is encouraged in one of the following ways:
1. To Watch the Board Meeting Live:
Go to bit.ly/PUSDLiveBoardStream
2. To Speak or Comment Live:
PUSD is moving to live public comments (via Zoom) and is no longer accepting written comments to be read aloud at the meeting. If you wish to address the Board directly during the meeting, fill out a public speaker request form online: bit.ly/PUSDSpeakerRequestForm
The speaker request form must be submitted during the following times on the day of the board meeting:
- Closed Session Public Speaker Requests: 1pm - 3:30pm
- Open Session Public Speaker Requests: 1pm - 5pm
Upon submission of the form, you will receive instructions on how to join via Zoom or by telephone .
Individual speakers are limited to 3 minutes, with 15 minutes per topic. When time is up, your microphone will be muted.
3. To Submit Written Comments
If you wish to provide written comments as part of the record, you may submit your comments to bit.ly/PUSDWrittenComments. Written comments will not be read aloud during the meeting, but will be provided to the Board Members. Once the Board Agenda is posted on the Monday prior to the Board Meeting, written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on the day of the Board Meeting. Written comments are limited to 400 words. Please be advised that any communications directed to the Poway Unified School District, including Board members and District staff, are subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Communications will not be edited for redactions, except in compliance with State law.