• Please be advised that speaker registration now closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day before the meeting, and speakers now have the option of speaking in person or live via Zoom.

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Addressing the Board at Board Meetings

  • The Board of Education welcomes members of the community to speak on subjects related to the school district. Community members can address the board in one of two ways:

    • Speakers to Agenda Items - During any board meeting, people may speak about items on the agenda for that meeting.
    • Hearing of the Community - During the regular monthly board meeting, people may speak about a district-related subject not covered by an item on the meeting agenda.


    Please be advised that these are in-person meetings. Based on current local COVID-19 guidance, the wearing of face masks in district facilities is optional. The district will continue to limit access to its board auditorium to allow for appropriate social distancing. Entry will be permitted on a first-come basis. Doors will open to the public 15 minutes before a scheduled public meeting.

    • TIME LIMIT: Per board policy BED(LOCAL), speakers to agenda items are limited to a maximum of two minutes each, regardless of the number of items for which they have registered. 
    • The board president may reduce speakers' time limit to one minute each if there is a large number of registered speakers.
    • Speakers must be present at the time their name is called.
    • Speakers must stay on topic and refrain from naming individuals, especially students, as their identity is protected under law.
    • No abusive statements or threats of confrontation are permitted.

How to Register to Speak

  • Speakers who need translation must have contacted Translations@HoustonISD.org or called 713-556-6380 no later than 48 hours before the meeting, and must have provided a written copy of their comments no later than 48 hours before the meeting to provide time for translation. NOTE: A one- to two-minute time limit for comments is equal to approximately 125–250 words.

    Traducción de comentarios al español – Un mínimo de 48 horas antes de la reunión, el participante que necesite traducción debe contactar con Translations@HoustonISD.org o llamar al 713-556-6380 y enviar sus comentarios escritos de manera que haya suficiente tiempo para traducirlos antes de la reunión. NOTA: El límite de tiempo de 1 a 2 minutos para comentarios equivale a un texto de entre 125 y 250 palabras, aproximadamente.

    需要翻译的发言者必须在会议前 48 小时之内与我们联系并将邮件发送到 translations@houstonISD.org,或致电 713-556-6380 并且必须在会议前 48 小时之内提供其发言的书面副本,以便我们有时间翻译。
    注意:一分钟到二分钟左右的发言大约等同于 125 到 250 字左右。

    Những người dự định phát biểu cần dịch vụ chuyển ngữ phải liên lạc với translations@houstonISD.org hoặc gọi 713-556-6380 không muộn hơn 48 giờ trước khi cuộc họp diễn ra và phải cung cấp một bản sao bằng văn bản nội dung nhận xét của mình không muộn hơn 48 giờ trước khi cuộc họp diễn ra để đủ thời gian chuyển ngữ nội dung.
    LƯU Ý: Thời gian giới hạn từ một đến hai phút để phát biểu tương đương với khoảng 125–250 từ.

    يجب على المتحدثين الراغبين في الحصول على خدمات الترجمة التواصل عبر البريد الإلكتروني translations@houstonISD.org أو الاتصال على الرقم 6380-556-713 في موعد لا يتجاوز 48 ساعة قبل الاجتماع ويجب عليهم تقديم نسخة كتابية من تعليقاتهم في موعد لا يتجاوز 48 ساعة قبل الاجتماع للسماح بوقت كافٍ للترجمة.

    ملاحظة: تعادل المهلة الزمنية لمدة دقيقة أو دقيقتين المخصصة للتعليقات 125 إلى 250 كلمة تقريبًا.

  • Individuals must register in advance to speak at Board of Education meetings. Registration opens 72 hours before the meeting start time. The deadline for speaker registration and submission of supporting materials is noon the day before the posted meeting.

    Individuals who wish to register by email may do so by completing this form (en Español) and sending it to BoardServices@houstonisd.org