Attending a Meeting
The Governing Board welcomes your attendance and appreciates your interest in Mesa students. Informed and involved community members who support education will help Mesa Public Schools in preparing young people for the work place.
Regular meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Board Room, 549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated in the public meeting notice and meeting agenda.
Regular meetings include:
- Action items such as personnel matters, the consent agenda, policy adoptions and other issues. The consent agenda contains items that are considered with one vote; the Board may pull any of the items and take a separate vote.
- Presentations about agenda items or future issues.
- Recognition of students, district staff members and volunteers.
If scout troops are in attendance at the meetings, the Board will recognize the young people and may ask a scout to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Call 480-472-0223 for more information, or check in with the director at the meeting.
Community members may request to speak on agenda items during a meeting by completing a Request to Speak Form located in the Board Room lobby. Community members may also request to speak on items that are not on the meeting agenda at the Call to the Public which takes place at the second meeting of the month. A Request to Speak Form must be completed in order to speak at the Call to the Public. The Board president will call the names of those who ask to speak. Speakers should come forward to the microphone, state your name and address for the record, then share your comments with the Board. Please limit your remarks to three minutes or less.
All study sessions and regular meetings are open to the public.
Study sessions usually take place before regular meetings. District staff may give presentations to offer information about a program or an upcoming issue, and agenda items for the regular meeting may be reviewed. During a study session, the board may have discussion but no vote or official action is taken.
Agendas are available at least 24 hours before the meeting. Items not on the agenda may not be discussed.
Meetings are broadcast live on cable channel 99. Live and archived meetings are available online for your viewing convenience.
Arizona Open Meeting Law
Arizona statutes allow the Board to meet in executive session, which is closed to the public, to discuss the following: personnel matters, meet and confer (employee negotiations), legal matters with attorneys, purchase or lease of real property and litigation.