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Public Comments Temporary Adjustment

Due to the mandatory stay-at-home orders put in place by the governor of Texas, Tomball ISD is temporarily adjusting its procedures for individuals to sign up for public comment at a Board meeting.  This adjustment will only be in effect during the time the district is closed but offering remote instruction.


Individuals who wish to provide public comment or testimony to the Board at the designated time during a Board meeting must sign up in advance of the Board meeting by completing this form online. This form will be available between 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. on the day of Board meetings starting at 5:30 P.M. or at least four hours in advance of any other scheduled Board meeting.


PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS:  The Board of Trustees will hear public comments on agenda items at all open meetings in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.007. Public comments on agenda items are limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes in length.  If however, the total number of speakers seeking to address the Board at the meeting exceeds five, the per-speaker time limit may be reduced.  In no event will a speaker be given less than one minute to address the Board.  A speaker who wishes to address multiple agenda items may be given one minute as additional time to address the Board.


PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS:  A Tomball ISD employee, resident, student, student’s guardian, taxpayer, vendor or potential vendor shall have an opportunity to address the Board of Trustees on topics relevant to District business. In accordance with the law, no deliberation, discussion, or decision will be made other than to consider a proposal to place the subject on the agenda for a subsequent meeting, unless the subject is listed on the board agenda, in which case it may be discussed by the Board.  A written response/acknowledgement will be provided.  Public comments on non-agenda items are limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes in length and may be reduced at the discretion of the Board President in the interest of time and efficiency. Comments must not mention any employees by name or position or contain any personally identifiable reference.


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