Douglas County School District votes to set limits on public commenters

Douglas County News-Press: Public commenters at Douglas County School Board meetings will be limited to one comment per meeting going forward.

On Aug. 22, school board members unanimously approved a change to the public comment policy that restricts commenters to one comment per meeting because of concerns that some would stack comment periods by speaking on behalf others and extending their time. 

The change will be in effect at the next meeting.

“We would get this daisy chaining of comments, which I thought was not affording everyone the equal opportunity to speak based on the number of speakers there,” Board President Mike Peterson said of last year’s meetings.

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