order to perform its duties in an open and public manner and in
accordance with state law, the Preston Board of Education usually holds
regular business meetings in accordance with the posted calendar. Parents, students and
other community members are encouraged to attend.
Meetings of the Board follow a planned and posted agenda. At a
certain time in the agenda, the Board chairperson will recognize
individuals who want to make a statement, not more than 5 minutes in
length, or to express a viewpoint. In addition, if they give advance
notice to the Superintendent, individuals with relevant issues for
discussion may have such issues placed on a future Board agenda for a
more thorough discussion of the topic.
The Board’s main purpose is policy setting designed to improve
student learning. Board members are interested in the public’s opinion
on district issues, which can assist them in formulating policy that
reflects community values and expectations.