Clayton County School Board Decides They Can’t Be Bothered With Public Input

As the AJC reports today, “The Clayton County school board wants to further limit when citizens can address the board and what they can say. On Tuesday, the board unveiled a proposal that calls for a separate monthly meeting solely for the public to address the board. This would mean that residents no longer would be allowed to speak at the board’s regular business meeting. The new policy also requires citizens to call the board secretary by 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting to give their name and the topic of their comments. All comments also would have to be submitted to the board in writing in advance.”

Meanwhile, the board was scheduled to vote on ethics complaints against board members Sandra Scott and David Ashe, but took no action. Shocking.


  1. SouthFultonGuy says:

    This is pathetic.

    The Fulton County School Board is not this extreme, BUT in their web streaming and archived telecast of their board meetings, they censor the public comment portion of the meetings?

    You would think they would want disgruntled parents on the record in case someone got carried away at the meeting, rather than limit their dissent to those actually at the meeting.

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Let’s see… Comments must be submitted in writing, Board members don’t have to respond. The clear purpose of the policy is to deter public comment while Board members simultaensouly collect meeting pay for doing absolutely nothing.

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