Tonight is final chance to speak before board picks new school site

Tonight is final chance to speak before board picks new school site

CHAMPAIGN — If you'd like to be heard before the Champaign school board chooses a site for the new Central High School, tonight is your last chance.

While the board won't announce its site selection tonight, it does plan to select one from three possibilities. The meeting, at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 South New St., will begin in executive session at 5:30 p.m. The open session starts at 6.

Seating in the board room is limited to about 110.

Here is how public comment works:

— Anyone who wants to address the board must fill out a public-participation form and submit it to board President Laurie Bonnett at the meeting.

— Those speaking to the board have three minutes and must first identify themselves.

— Board policy states that "delegations of more than three persons" are asked to appoint one spokesperson to share the group's thoughts.

— Board members do not discuss or act on issues that come up in public comment at the board meeting, but it's possible the topic could be added to a future school board agenda.

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