Board Meetings

The Lee County School Board meetings will proceed virtually on Zoom. The public can participate either through email or in person. The Workshop and Briefing meetings will start at 1:00 PM and Regular meetings will start at 3:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. All meetings will be broadcast live on the School District’s YouTube channel, CenturyLink (Channel 89), and Comcast (Channel 99). Private cable companies may change the channel indicated without notifying the School Board.

Board members will join the meeting from a remote location through a secure sign in. Members of the public wishing to comment can do so in advance through email by following the instructions on BoardDocs. The School Board Attorney will read the comments while being timed. The number of comments read are based on the number of comments submitted. Pursuant to School Board Policy 1.11, Board Meetings. Section (5)(a) 2 c; Each speaker shall have one opportunity to address the School Board for a maximum of three minutes and Section (5)(a) 3; To ensure that the School Board has the time necessary to consider the issues the public comment portion of the meeting shall be limited to one hour. If there are more than 20 individuals desiring to speak, the maximum amount of time each individual is allowed to speak shall be reduced to two minutes. If there are more than 30 individuals desiring to speak, the maximum amount of time each individual is allotted to speak shall be reduced to one minute. No more than 60 individuals will be allowed to address the School Board during the public comment portion of the meeting.

The public can also comment on agenda items in person through the following process:

  • A line will form outside the LCPEC with six feet of separation between each speaker
  • One person at a time will be allowed into the boardroom
  • A laptop signed into the board meeting will be at the podium with the microphone open and camera on for them to comment.

The Board Attorney will recognize the speaker so they can start and alert them when their time has expired.

After public comment, the meeting will proceed as usual, the minutes will be preserved, and the live video stored and available for viewing on YouTube.

The School District of Lee County is streamlining its School Board governance to increase efficiency. Starting with the 2018-2019 School year (July 31, 2018 Board meeting) the District will use a board management solution called BoardDocs. With BoardDocs, School District operations and Board meetings will operate more effectively, with more transparency and more open communication.

BoardDocs is a cloud based, paperless agenda system that comes with specially designed features to manage meetings and policy and increase workflow. Board Members will have access to the agenda on their computer at the dais, all supporting materials, and be able to vote with the click of a mouse. The Metasearch tool also gives Board Members access to the best practices of other school districts.

For the public, the BoardDocs platform provides convenient access to upcoming meeting agendas, topic information, minutes, and video. BoardDocs provides a full review of the agenda before a meeting. During a meeting, the agenda will be displayed in the Board Room with real-time updates and an interactive structure that will record board member votes. After a meeting, each item will display what action the board took and the voting results. All documents are automatically archived and can be searched by date or keywords.

As BoardDocs is fully implemented, it will eventually maintain and archive School Board Policies, track items related to the District’s strategic goals and record District Advisory Committee meeting agenda and minutes in a consistent form.

Downloading the Form to Submit

The form must be downloaded to your computer before filling out and submitting. Right-click on the link and click "Save Link As". Find the form on your computer to open using Adobe Reader, fill out the form, click the submit button, a pop up should open asking to use Desktop application or pop mail. Once the application is choosen the form will be attached to the email.

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