This is my second blog post related to school board openness and transparency.
The Buffalo school board's nine board members regularly speak with constituents and hear their concerns. But sometimes parents, organizations and community members find it more productive and effective to present before the entire board during a regular meeting.
Speaking before the Buffalo Board of Education can be very daunting, however, especially if you don't know the rules - like the requirement that you sign up to speak by noon the day before. (If you were hoping to address the school board this week and haven't yet signed up, you're too late.)
To keep parents from being discouraged, the District Parent Coordinating Council put together these very helpful guidelines, below, on the best way to present before the board. A more complete story on school district/board transparency is slated to run tomorrow. The News will also live blog tomorrow's board meeting.