• Pursuant to Governor Laura Kelly’s State of Disaster Emergency Declarations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to authority granted under Kansas Administrative Regulation 16-20-01, as well as the Board of Education’s concern for the health and safety of the public, the public will not attend BOE meetings except as noted in the Public Communications section of the BOE Agenda.


    Board meetings have been reopened for Public Communications. Thus, the practice of accepting E-mail Public Comment has been discontinued. E-mails may still be sent to Board members at their e-mail addresses, which are available at www.usd259.org/boe under BOE Contact Information and Profiles.


    The current BOE Meeting Calendar is available at this link


    For regular BOE meetings, patrons can register during business hours up to 13 days prior to the meeting date. For special BOE meetings, patrons can register during regular business hours after the BOE Agenda is published for that special meeting. Patrons can register by calling 973-4553 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting, with a limit of 10 speakers per meeting. Although staff will attempt to return a call from a voicemail in order to complete registration, registration by voicemail is not permitted. E-mail registration is also not permitted.


    More information is provided below.


    Regular BOE Meetings:
    At regular BOE meetings, public comment shall be allowed only during Public Communications on topics that pertain to items on the BOE Agenda or items within the jurisdiction of the Board. During the COVID-19 modified meeting format, patrons who want to address the Board during Public Communications may register to speak by calling the Clerk of the Board at 973-4553 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the BOE meeting. The number of speakers at regular BOE meetings shall be limited to ten. Registration will not be permitted at the meeting room prior to the meeting. Speakers are required to wear protective face masks and practice social distancing at all times while they are in North High. Speakers will be met by WPS Security and escorted to the hallway north of the North High Lecture Hall. During Public Communications, speakers will be called into the lecture hall to address the Board from a podium that is equipped with a Plexiglas shield. A speaker's comments will not include personnel matters concerning district employees and/or matters that would violate the privacy of students, and will not exceed 3 minutes. Due to COVID-19, the Board and staff will not accept documents or other items from speakers. After addressing the Board at the podium, speakers will be required to leave the North High Lecture Hall and the building.


    Special BOE Meetings:
    At special BOE meetings, public comment shall be allowed only during Public Communications on topics that pertain to agenda items. During the COVID-19 modified meeting format, patrons who want to address the Board during Public Communications may register to speak by calling the Clerk of the Board at 973-4553 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the BOE meeting. The number of speakers at special BOE meetings shall be limited to ten. Registration will not be permitted at the meeting room prior to the meeting. Speakers are required to wear protective face masks and practice social distancing at all times while they are in North High. Speakers will be met by WPS Security and escorted to the hallway north of the North High Lecture Hall. During Public Communications, speakers will be called into the lecture hall to address the Board from a podium that is equipped with a Plexiglas shield. A speaker's comments will not include personnel matters concerning district employees and/or matters that would violate the privacy of students, and will not exceed 3 minutes. Due to COVID-19, the Board and staff will not accept documents or other items from speakers. After addressing the Board at the podium, speakers will be required to leave the North High Lecture Hall and the building.


    For more information, please call the Clerk of the Board's office at 973-4553.