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Ogden school board cracks down on comments policy

Ogden school board cracks down on comments policy



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Ogden's school board may change the way it accepts public comment at meetings. The board is considering a policy requiring citizens to submit questions and concerns two days in advance.

District Superintendent Noel Zabriskie says the board wants to be more responsive to citizens and can't do that when issues just pop up during meetings. State meetings laws also require the board to stick to its posted agenda.

Board members say the policy isn't an attempt to stifle speech. An existing policy requires four days notice, but hasn't been enforced in years.

No public objections to the idea have been raised so far. A final vote on the proposal is expected next week.

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Information from: The Standard-Examiner

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