March 01, 2023
Written by Korinna Kirchhoff
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees updated three Board Operating Procedures at the Feb. 27 Special Board Meeting.
Structure of Public Comment
The Board approved in a 6-1 vote to add the revised structure to the public comment section of each Board Meeting. Watch the discussion and vote.
The public comment section of each Board Meeting has been restructured to prioritize parents of Frisco ISD students, residents of Frisco ISD, employees of Frisco ISD and students of Frisco ISD. After stakeholders have an opportunity to provide comments, general public comments will be taken.
Individuals wishing to provide public comment must include their first and last name and home address on the Public Comment Form before the designated start time for the open meeting. In addition, individuals will designate which agenda item they wish to speak about during the meeting. Find additional information on page 12 of the Board Operating Procedures.
Trustee Requirement to Notify Board of Certain Investigations
The Board passed in a 7-0 vote an amendment to expand the Individual Trustee Provisions to require Trustees to report when they are subject of a criminal investigation related to allegations of sexual conduct with, or assault of, a minor. Once the Board President or designee receives the written notification, it will be addressed in closed session at a Board Meeting within 5 business days. Additional information can be found on page 17 of the Board Operating Procedures.
Watch the discussion and vote.
Censure of an Individual Trustee
To censure an individual means to express disapproval formally. The Board of Trustees has long held the ability to officially express condemnation, or censure, of an individual Trustee; however, the Board approved in a 5-2 vote to add optional disciplinary actions. Watch the discussion and vote.
According to page 18 of the Board Operating Procedures, a censure may also include one or more punitive action:
Removal of the Trustee from one or more Board committees.
Prohibiting the Trustee from entering District facilities, except to the extent necessary for the Trustee to participate in Board meetings or exercise his or her rights as a parent, if applicable.
Prohibiting the Trustee from participating in District events, except to the extent necessary for the Trustee to participate in Board meetings or exercise his or her rights as a parent, if applicable.
Requesting that the Trustee resign.
Other actions deemed appropriate by the Board, provided that no action included may infringe on the constitutional rights of the Trustee or the Trustee’s parental rights, if applicable.