Anchorage School Board
Testify at a meeting
Meeting sign-up procedures
Persons may notify the superintendent’s office to sign-up to testify to the school board at any time before 5:30 p.m., or one hour prior to the start of the meeting, whichever is earlier. Contact may be made in one of the following ways:
In person: 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage
Mail (letter must be received by the date of the meeting):
Anchorage School District
If the person has not called in, or otherwise provided notification before 5:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting, they may sign-up with the school board secretary in the board room until the president has called the meeting to order. Persons wishing to testify should give the secretary their name, telephone number, and topic of their testimony. Persons may not sign-up other persons to testify.
A sign will be posed in a prominent place in the board room advising the public of their right to sign-up prior to the beginning of the meeting; this sign will also have a copy of the agenda and a list of those who have previously signed up (without telephone numbers) to testify.
Persons who wish to sign-up after the president has called the meeting to order will be advised by the president if they will be allowed to testify.
Sign-up procedures will also be posted on the ASD website each time the agenda is posted, and in any advertisement relating to a school board meeting.
Please advise the School Board Secretary if any accommodations are needed.
- The school board does not hear complaints against students or personnel in public session.
- The board secretary maintains a list of persons wishing to speak to the board. The list is distributed to the board, the superintendent, and administrative staff, and any media (without telephone numbers), just prior to the regular meeting, or at the meeting itself. Persons are added to the list in the order they call-in, or sign-up at the board meeting.
- Individual speakers are limited to three minutes per person as time allows; if there are a large number of speakers, time may be reduced at the discretion of the Board. If a person wishes to testify on multiple items, there will be a six minute maximum for each person.
- The board secretary files a list with all names of persons speaking to the Board as part of the official record of the meeting.
For sign language interpreter services, contact the person below at least 48 hours prior to the meeting:
ASD Education Center
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504-3135
Board members do not restrict their duties to meeting hours. Each member welcomes the opportunity to listen to your ideas, concerns and hopes for the district.