I called this morning to get on the Speakers List for the Public Hearing on the BTA III levy for Thursday. I also asked about the list for tonight's hearing for the SAP Boundaries. There is room on the BTA III one and there may still be a few spots for tonight's.
Call 252-0042 to get on the list (it's an automated call).
I am quite surprised that the Public Hearing for tonight wasn't full as of Friday afternoon. People had seemed so unhappy with the format for the Boundaries meetings that I thought some would take the opportunity to address the Board for 3 full minutes.
Also, you can write to
Your comments will be part of the official record of the public hearing you are addressing. These are hearings that the district is legally obligated to have and ANY input - via phone, e-mail, in person or snail mail - has to be put into the legal record (as opposed to any comments made at the feedback/informational meetings).
In fact, this business of public comment at hearings is at the crux of a lawsuit brought by a group of people over the last round of school closures. They are saying that not all the comments given at the hearing are in the public record. (I saw a recent story on it and cannot find it again. If someone has the link, please put it in your post.)