It is the policy of the Grant Parish School Board to conduct all meetings in an open manner and with welcomed participation by the public.  The Board may upon formal carried motion recess into or call executive sessions for discussing private matters.  At no time will actions be taken or resolutions be made during executive sessions.


All delegations or individuals who wish to appear before the Board shall submit their requests in writing to the Superintendent at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting date, stating what matters they wish to take up with the Board and the approximate time such matter should consume at the meeting.  Such items will normally be included on the agenda of the meeting at which the delegation or individual wishes to appear before the Board.  Each delegation appearing before the Board shall select one (1) person in advance as its spokesman.


A public comment period shall be held before any vote is taken on an agenda item.  The comment period shall precede each agenda item.  However, a person is not entitled to take up business before the Board unless the item in which he/she is interested has been placed on the agenda of that meeting.  In addition, the President of the Board may recognize persons at the Board meetings for the purpose of introducing such persons.


In the event that the Board should add an item to its agenda after the Board meeting begins, the Board President shall orally request of the audience whether anyone in attendance would like to speak on the added agenda item.  Each person indicating a desire to do so shall be given an opportunity to address the Board on each agenda item added.  The Board shall delay deliberations on that agenda item until such time as all interested members of the public have had an opportunity to speak.


The President shall have the authority to remove any person disrupting or interfering in any manner with the conduction of a meeting of the Board.


Revised:  January, 1995

Revised:  August, 1997

Revised:  September, 2008



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 42:14, 42:15, 42:16, 42:23

Board minutes, 10-6-94, 11-4-08


Grant Parish School Board