Meetings and Public Participation

 

The North Kitsap School Board generally meets the second and fourth Thursday of most months, except November, December, July and August, when they meet only once a month, unless otherwise posted. 

For the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year the North Kitsap School District Board of Directors will be holding its second Thursday meeting via Zoom Webinar, and the fourth Thursday meetings both in person at the Student Support Center located at 18360 Caldart Avenue NE Poulsbo, WA, and via Zoom Webinar. 

The district will host board meetings in the format as follows:

  • Meetings will begin at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. 
  • To attend the Zoom Webinar meeting, you must register online through the link provided on the agenda for that week. 
  • To sign up for public comments during the board meeting, you must sign up by filling out the form with your name and address. The form to sign up for public comments will open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 4:55 p.m. on the day of the board meeting. Please note that the online form must be used whether your comments will be made in person or via zoom webinar. When completing the form, please indicate which agenda topic you would like to comment on, and if you are commenting via zoom, please indicate your zoom screen name for identification purposes. Public comments will be offered in the order in which they were received and limited to 10 people. When it is time to comment, the procedure will be as follows: Those participants commenting in person will be asked to approach the podium and address your comments to the board. Those participants who are on zoom will be called upon and added as a panelist (enabling your microphone and video camera), at which time your video must be turned on to address the board. All public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. After your comment has concluded please return to your seat, or of on zoom you will returned to participate as an attendee (without microphone/camera enabled). 
  • To provide written public comments, please email your comments in advance to [email protected] by 2:00 p.m. the day of the school board meeting. All written comments submitted will be shared with the board and added (as an attachment) to the board meeting minutes.

The standard rules for public comments apply to virtual online meetings.

Rules for Public Comments and Public Hearings

  • Up to thirty (30) minutes is allowed for public comments during board meetings.
  • The Board reserves the right to limit the number of speakers, the duration of the comments and the number of speakers on a certain topic so that there is still time left in the meeting to conduct Board business.
  • One person is to speak at a time.
  • Comments should be addressed to the Board and address topics on the agenda or for a public hearing.
  • Please limit your comments to a maximum of three (3) minutes.
  • The person who signs up is the one who speaks. No one can “give” their minutes to another speaker.
  • Speakers must be either residents, employees of the district, parents/guardians of students attending our schools, or the legal counsel representing such residents, employees or parents/guardians.
  • Speakers addressing agenda items will have preference if the list is full. For special Board meetings, public testimony will only be taken on the scheduled agenda item(s).
  • The focus of comments should be on issues and solutions.
  • No racial slurs, personal insults, ridicule, or threats will be allowed.
  • All signs brought to meetings are subject to these ground rules.
  • If you have handouts to give to the Board, please email them to [email protected] so they can be provided to Board staff ahead of the meeting.

Please submit electronic files for Board review prior to the meeting to Kori Henry, [email protected].

The Board does not take public comments on issues related to personnel or individually named staff at Board meetings; speakers will be ruled out of order by the President. The President will also rule a speaker out of order for the use of name-calling, profanity, racial slurs and threats. Persons who attempt to disrupt the meeting will be asked to leave.

Please be aware that Board members may have questions of the speaker. Questions to the Board from the speaker will be researched and responded to in a timely manner.

The District's Civility Policy- #4313 applies to public comments. Thank you for taking time to participate in school board meeting and sharing your thoughts.

Regular meeting agendas are available on the district website on the Friday preceding the meeting and are subject to change.

Notice of Special Board Meetings will be posted on the website and circulated to staff within the district.

During an executive session, the Board discusses confidential matters such as personnel complaints or disciplinary actions, the sale or purchase of real estate or contract negotiations. Board Members do not vote or take official action in executive sessions.

Board Meeting Calendar

Link to view Board Meeting Calendar

Throughout the year, there may be changes to the meeting schedule due to factors such as inclement weather or emerging issues that require more attention. The most up-to-date Board meeting time and date information is available on the District Calendar.

If you would like to be added to the board meeting notification list please email [email protected] you will be notified when the agendas are posted, special meeting are scheduled, and any changes to regular meeting dates or times. 

Contacting the Board

If you have a question or concern that you do not wish to raise in an open Board meeting and for which you need a specific response, you may also:

Phone or write a School Board Member

Phone or write District Administration:

c/o Superintendent
18360 Caldart Avenue NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 396-3001

E-mail the Board: [email protected]