Public Comment Procedure

Public Comment Procedures:

Governor Pritzker continues the disaster declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic for all Illinois counties. Currently, Phase 4 guidelines are in place, which limits the number of individuals in a space.

In accordance with Board Policy 2.230, members of the public who wish to offer in-person public comment are able to do so at this meeting. To adhere to Phase 4 guidelines, there will be a limited number of seats available in the meeting room. The Board President will call the public comment speaker to the podium based on the order in which the speakers sign in on the evening of the board meeting.  The Board meeting begins according to the time indicated on the agenda. If the agenda indicates a closed session before public comment, the Board  proceeds directly into closed session.  After closed session, the Board will reconvene to open session.  A sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance to the building until the Board returns to open session. Please refer to the specific meeting agenda for the open session time.  Click the following link to obtain the meeting agenda: .  In accordance with Board Policy 2:230, members of the public will be allocated up to 3-minutes per speaker.  The Board President has set 30-minutes as the length of time for the public comment section of this meeting.

Members of the public may stay in the meeting space if the limited number of seats remain available.  The Board Meetings continue to be live-streamed for viewing on the District’s website.

Written public comments can be provided by clicking  on the following BoardDoc link Click on "Public Comment Update" under the Document box or click on the specific board meeting. The public comment link is located in agenda item 1.B., "Public Comments Procedure". Written public comments will be acknowledged but will not be read at the meeting. Board members will review the written public comments and they will also be posted on the District website.