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Public Participation

The Upper Arlington Board of Education is pleased to welcome community members and reserves times for public participation during each of its regular meetings. 

Community members wishing to address the Board must complete this online form to sign up for public participation. The form may be completed either online, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the Board’s regular meeting, or in person up until the start of the meeting.  

Public participation sessions are conducted according to Board Policy 0169.1, which states, in part: 

  • Public participation shall be permitted as indicated on the order of business (agenda);

  • Anyone having a legitimate interest in the actions of the Board may participate during the designated public participation portion(s) of a meeting;

  • Attendees must register their intention to participate in the public participation portion of the meeting prior to the time the meeting is called to order;

  • Individuals may not register others to speak during public participation;

  • Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be requested to preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate; 

  • Each participant shall be limited to three (3) minutes duration, unless extended by the presiding officer; and

  • All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually.

The portion of the meeting during which the participation of the public is invited shall be limited to thirty (30) minutes, unless extended by a vote of the Board.

Sign Up for Public Participation