Two types of public comment sections are scheduled to take place during each regular voting meeting. The section labeled “General Public Comment” will be at the beginning of the meeting and is designed for trustees to hear comments about items not listed on the agenda. The section labeled “Public Testimony” is listed for agenda-specific comments about the items scheduled for action or for discussion with possible action.
Those speaking during General Public Comment or Public Testimony will now have 1 minute of speaking time. Speakers may not be accompanied to the podium by other people.
Board policy allows posters and signs to be displayed behind the last row of seats or against the side walls of the board auditorium so they do not block other members of the public. Speakers at the podium may hold a paper sign, size 8.5” x 11” or smaller.
Sign up for General Public Comment by phone at 512-414-4411, or in person at the district’s central office at 1111 W. Sixth St.* between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
- *Please note: In-person assistance will be available at CAC (1111 W. Sixth St.) through October, and at the front desk at the new headquarters (4000 S. IH 35 Frontage Road) beginning in November.
Sign up for Public Testimony online, by phone or in person between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
- Online: Use the link posted on the agenda at Board Docs (go.boarddocs.com/tx/austinisd/Board.nsf/Public)
- By phone: Call 512-414-4411
- In person assistance*: Go to building A in the district’s central office at 1111 W. Sixth St.
*Please note: In-person assistance will be available at CAC (1111 W. Sixth St.) through October, and at the front desk at the new headquarters (4000 S. IH 35 Frontage Road) beginning in November.
Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours before the start of all public meetings, which usually falls at the end of business on Fridays because most board meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings.
In general, there will be a parenthetical notation written after agenda items defining the purpose of the item. Purpose options include, but are not limited to: (recognition), (information), (discussion with possible action) and (action).
The posted agenda will be available on Board Docs (go.boarddocs.com/tx/austinisd/Board.nsf/Public). Hard copies are posted at the entrance of the CAC Building A, 1111 W. Sixth St., and at the entrance of the new AISD Headquarters building, 4000 S. IH 35 Frontage Road.
For more details and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit www.austinisd.org/board/meetings.