Schedule of Meetings

Board meetings are held the second Monday of every month, 6:30 PM at the Board Office, 306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023



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Open Forum

The president or presiding officer may ask patrons attending if they would like to speak during the open forum.  Rules for the public forum will be available from the clerk prior to the board meeting and at the meeting itself.  The board president may impose a limit on the time a visitor may address the board.  The board president may ask groups with the same interest to appoint a spokesperson to deliver the group’s message.  Except to ask clarifying questions, board members shall not interact with speakers at the open forum.

Hearing of Audience Rules:

  • Presentations shall not exceed 5 minutes.
  • Subjects, other than policy issues, will generally be referred to the administration.
  • Comments shall be limited to issues and not refer to personalities.
  • Presentations must be in good taste befitting the occasion and the dignity of the board meeting.
  • When addressing the board, please be reminded that matters of a personal nature which, by their nature, identify an individual are prohibited by federal law in public discussion.  Please assist us in protecting the privacy rights of students and staff.


Patron-Requested Agenda Items

Any patron may request addition of a specific agenda item and shall notify the superintendent seven days prior to the meeting and state the reason(s) for the request.  The superintendent shall determine whether the request can be solved by staff without the patron’s appearance before the board.  If not, the superintendent shall consult with the board president, and the patron’s request may be placed on the next regular board meeting agenda.