Ask the editor: How can residents speak up at school board and city council meetings?


In New Braunfels the City Council and school boards hold regular meetings, each of which provides a forum where members of the public can speak for a limited amount of time about relevant topics.

Public speakers at school board meetings are encouraged to speak on the topics of education and district policies, curriculum and facilities. However, speakers are asked not to discuss concerns or complaints about specific individuals.

City Council and board members are restricted from responding to speakers about items that are not on the agenda for that particular meeting. Anyone wishing to speak should fill out and submit a registration card at the beginning of that meeting.

Information about each district’s board of trustees’ regular meeting schedule can be found in the Education Notes (see Page 10). Details on the city’s regularly scheduled City Council meetings can be found in the City & County notes (see Page 11).

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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