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    The Trenton Schools Board of Education welcomes you to attend its meetings. All meetings are open to the public so that citizens may have the benefit of hearing Board deliberations. All formal action by the Board of Education takes place during public meetings. Executive (closed) sessions may be held to discuss personnel matters, the purchase or sale of property for competitive bidding, disputes involving court action, negotiations with employees and certain school security matters.

    We encourage you to express your views on subjects related to our schools. Comments are welcome during the times designated on each regular Board agenda. A copy of the meeting agenda is available on the counter near the entrance to the meeting room.

    We appreciate your interest in Trenton Public Schools and hope that you plan to attend meetings of the Board of Education. We believe participation by the community is essential to maintain excellent educational programs for the students of Trenton.

    The Trenton Board of Education will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month with exceptions in July, August and December. All regular meeting dates are published on our website. Any changes and special meetings will be posted as soon as they are available.


    The public may address the Board at their regular meetings during the two times indicated on the agenda using the following procedures:

    Remarks by individuals are limited to three minutes. Individuals should state their name and organization represented if applicable. During this time, the Board listens to comments from the public but does not engage in dialogue or render decisions.  Attendees must register their intention to participate in the public portion of the meeting upon their arrival at the meeting.

    If a large group plans to attend, notification should be made to the Superintendent at least one (1) day prior to the meeting to assure seating for the group. They are requested to select up to five representatives to speak on their behalf for a total of not more than fifteen minutes.

    Individuals addressing the Board shall abide by the rules of common courtesy. The meeting cannot be used to make personal attacks against a Board member or district employee which are totally unrelated to the manner in which the Board member or employee performs his duties.

    An individual wishing to address the Board of Education and needing more than three minutes, should make his/her request to the Superintendent at least 10 days before the regular meeting so that an appropriate length of time (no more than 15 minutes) may be indicated on the agenda.

    Please see Board Policy 0167.3 "Public Participation at Board Meetings" for complete rules.


    SStudent Comment Form          Public Comment Form


Placing a Topic on the Agenda

  • 0166 - AGENDA


    The Superintendent shall prepare and submit to each Board member a written agenda prior to each regular meeting and each special meeting. The agenda shall list the various matters to come before the Board and shall serve as a guide for the order of procedure for the meeting. Individual Board members may include items on the agenda upon the concurrence of the Board President.


    The agenda of the regular monthly meeting or special meetings shall be accompanied by a report from the Superintendent on information relating to the District with such recommendations as s/he shall make.


    Each agenda shall contain the following statement:


    "This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public comment during the meeting as indicated in the agenda."


    Any person or group wishing to place an item on the agenda shall register their intent with the Superintendent no later than five (5) days prior to the meeting and include:

    1. name and address of the participant;
    2. group affiliation, if and when appropriate;
    3.  topic to be addressed.

    Such requests shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent and the Board President.

    Denial of the opportunity to have an item placed on the agenda will not preclude an individual or group from the opportunity to speak during the public participation portion of the meeting.


    The agenda for each regular meeting shall be mailed or delivered to each Board member (includes electronically) so as to provide proper time for the member to study the agenda. Generally, the agenda should be mailed no later than three (3) days prior to the meeting, or delivered so as to provide time for the study of the agenda by the member. The agenda for a special meeting shall be delivered at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting, consistent with provisions calling for special meetings.


    The Board shall transact business according to the agenda prepared by the Superintendent and submitted to all Board members in advance of the meeting. The order of business may be altered and items added at any meeting by a majority vote of the members present.

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